There will be numerous special photo and imaging exhibits at photokina this year. The show runs from Sept. 18-22nd in Cologne Germany. Exhibits include:
Shoot Movie and Mobile Imaging
Shooting movies with DSLR cameras and picture taking with mobile handheld devices are major trends which influence the way professionals and amateurs are taking pictures. Photokina will feature those trends in special exhibit area on the photokina show floor.
When using a long, fast telephoto or zoom lens, it can be almost impossible to hand hold your equipment and frame images. To insure your images are sharp, you need a sturdy tripod and a rugged gimbal head like the Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head, distributed by Argraph. The Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head makes your heavy camera and lens system fast-handling and weightless! Attach the lens to the PH-20 and you can smoothly and precisely track fast moving subjects, pre-set your composition or be ready for unexpected photo opportunities.
From flattering portraits to faraway wildlife and fast-action sports, nearly every subject can be captured beautifully with the new SAL55300 telephoto zoom lens, the latest addition to Sony’s A-mount lens lineup.
Optimized for use with α A-mount camera models with APS-C sensors, the compact, stylishly-designed interchangeable lens is an ideal addition to the camera bag for any Sony photographer.
“The new SAL55300 lens is a perfect complement to our acclaimed line of alpha A-mount cameras with Translucent Mirror Technology, allowing consumers to capture distant, faraway subjects with razor-sharp focused images and Full HD videos,” said Mike Kahn, director of the alpha business at Sony Electronics. “With a versatile 55-300mm, 5.5x magnification range, fast, quiet performance and an attractive price tag, it’s a welcome addition to our alpha A-mount system.”
FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced the premium, compact long-zoom FinePix F800EXR digital camera that features a new innovative Wireless Image Transfer function that allows users to quickly and easily upload high resolution images to their smartphone or tablet. The F800EXR continues the tradition of superior image quality that the F-Series is known for with its speed, bright lens, intuitive use and advanced features. The new F800EXR also now includes six built-in photographic filters for users to get even more creative with their photography.
Three of the world's most renowned nature photographers--Frans Lanting, Thomas D. Mangelsen, and Art Wolfe--are teaming up to present a series of unique weekend events that will change the way you look at photography and what you can do with your own camera.
ILFORD together with Canon USA Inc. announced the limited time promotion for the successful Try My Photoprogram. Exclusive to United States residents, the program allows participants to print one of their favorite eligible images on just-launched ILFORD GALERIE Prestige professional-quality media using select Canon PIXMA Pro series printers. Those interested in taking advantage of the program can visit www.TryMyPhoto.com for program details and restrictions.
BlackRapid, creators of The Original Camera Sling™, the revolutionary camera strap system, announced the launch of two innovative new photography accessories, the Sport-L camera strap and the ProtectR. Designed specifically for left-handed photographers, the Sport-L camera strap is ergonomic, stylish, efficient and built for speed. The ProtectR attaches to an existing camera strap or bag, providing additional security for travelers. In addition, for female photographers looking for both style and function, BlackRapid is offering a limited-edition women’s strap color, in vivid white.
Phase One announced open enrollment for four new special Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) Workshops -- one scheduled each month from September through December, 2012. They will be held in Namibia, Scotland, Monument Valley in Arizona, and New Zealand.
Established in 2010, PODAS is unique among photography workshops in providing multiple leading photographers for intensive one-on-one instruction and the loan to participants of the world's leading professional camera equipment -- the Phase One IQ series medium format camera system -- for the entire workshop. PODAS offers an everything-taken-care of experience with top accommodations, adventure and inspiration.
Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the availability of the MV900F, the latest digital camera to join the company’s Wi-Fi enabled SMART line-up. Following the success of Samsung’s MV800, the MV900F also features Samsung’s innovative 180-degree MultiView display, making it easy to capture and share creative self-portraits from any angle. The MV900F’s shooting flexibility does not end with its rotating display. With Samsung’s unique Gesture Shot, which uses motion-sensing technology, users can zoom and snap a photo with simple hand motions from across the room.
Lexar announced its support of the XQD™ memory card specification for compatibility with Nikon D4 and future XQD-based camera models. Expected to be available in the third quarter of 2012, Lexar® XQD memory cards will offer high-speed performance in a range of capacities to effectively capture and store high-quality images, 1080p full high-definition (HD) video, and 3D video content.
OmegaBrandess announced today that they are teaming up with DeluxGear to introduce a new line of protective covers for camera lenses. But, these are no ordinarycovers. The new patent-pending Lens BumperTM absorbs impact and prevents scrapes, scratches, dents and cracks to the lenses so photographers can walk through the woods, wade through wedding reception tables, or accidentally drop their lenses, without worrying about the lens being harmed.
HARMAN helps photographers and collectors identify images created on black and white real silver gelatin fine art photographic paperswith the introduction of stamps that can be used to certify the origin.
All packs of ILFORD PHOTO black and white fibre base paper will now include a set of 18 stamps intended to help photographers market their work as a genuine silver gelatin fine art print.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has announced the launch of the EX2F, the latest model in its growing range of Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Cameras. Following the success of the EX1 with F1.8 lens, the new model is engineered to deliver super-bright photography thanks to its F1.4 lens, the brightest in any compact camera. The high image and video quality of the EX2F also comes with the advantage of being able to store and share images remotely using Wi-Fi functionality. Encompassing Full Manual Control in a strong but lightweight body, the EX2F is ideal for DSLR-owners looking for more portable equipment to capture images spontaneously and subtly, and for photographers looking for a step-up in quality from their point-and-shoot whilst retaining ease-of-use and portability.
ScanDigital.com announced a nationwide campaign aimed towards assisting Colorado residents affected by the recent wildfires. With over 30,000 people evacuated, and more than 300 homes already destroyed by the fires, this tragedy has become a national focus. The magnitude of the event coupled with ScanDigital’s personal connection to Colorado compelled the Company to do something to help the impacted communities.
Harman technology Limited is pleased to announce the Ilford Photo Student Photographic Competition 2012. The competition is open to all students aged 16 and over undertaking full or part-time professional photography training at a USA based high school, college or university.
Judged by renowned photographer and author Henry Horenstein the theme for the competition is "Family".
With no detailed brief, Henry will be looking for imagesthat are original and imaginative. All images must be printed on Ilford Photo black and white darkroom paper, and there is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted by any student.