January 2009 Table Of Contents

January 2009

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This month we’re taking you directly to the show floor of photokina, the world’s largest photo and imaging show held in Cologne, Germany, every two years. As you’ll uncover while reading our reports, there is a lot of innovation coming your way in 2009. For starters, expect to hear more about the Micro Four Thirds format and to see even faster memory cards and megapixel madness in the realm of medium format. And we’re just warming up. Finally, for all the products that don’t fit into any traditional category, be sure to check our always entertaining and enlightening “Weird and Wonderful” report on page 167.

photokina World Of Imaging

30 Shutterbug’s Exclusive photokina Coverage
by George Schaub

36 Digital SLR Cameras
by Peter K. Burian

44 Integral Lens Digital Cameras
by Peter K. Burian

54 New Lenses For D-SLR And Micro Four Thirds Cameras
by Peter K. Burian

60 Rangefinder Cameras
by Roger W. Hicks

64 Medium Format
by Roger W. Hicks

70 Large Format
by Roger W. Hicks

72 New Photo Printers
by Peter K. Burian

78 Inkjet Media
by Jack Neubart

80 Digital Imaging Software
by Jack Neubart

88 Memory Cards
by Peter K. Burian

90 Portable Storage & Digital Frames
by Jack Neubart

98 Studio Lighting—Pro & Semipro
by Jack Neubart

106 Electronic Flash Units
by Peter K. Burian

110 Bags And Carrying Systems
by Frances E. Schultz

126 Accessories
by Roger W. Hicks

154 Tripods And Camera Supports
by Frances E. Schultz

162 Film, Chemicals, Paper, Darkroom, And More
by Frances E. Schultz

167 Weird And Wonderful
by Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz


26 Digital Innovations
Best Products Not At photokina
by Joe Farace

180 Digital Help
Q&A For Digital Photography
by David B. Brooks


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Talking Pictures
“The Big Picture”
by Michael Grossman

22 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace


10 Editor’s Notes
158 Trade Shows
158 Workshops