Monday, October 28, 2013

PhotoPlus 2013 Summary

Photography legends - Douglas Dubler & Michel Tcherevkoff
Photography legends - Douglas Dubler & Michel Tcherevkoff

I’ve been attending PhotoPlus for the past three years, but this was by far one of the best. It seems the economy is bouncing back, and so are the budgets of the big photography companies. As a result, the booths were impressive and the volume of new products coming out is incredible.

Lots of progress for ronmartblog.com

NEC displays 3 of my photos of its new 30" PA series display
NEC displays 3 of my photos of its new 30" PA series display
Shown here using sRGB and Full Color Gamut at the same time with PIP mode

As an independent blogger, the biggest problem I have is getting enough recognition from the big photography companies so that I can be added as a trusted source for early release information. This year I think I’ve finally got the right contacts and agreements to make that happen, so I’m excited to be in a better place to have information for you as soon as embargo dates are reached.

Thank YOU for your support in growing this blog so I could finally make this happen with some of the hold out companies from the previous year.

Lot’s of hands on love

I had a blast playing around with the new cameras and am very eager to bring you my full reviews. Below is a quick photo summary of some of the products I was able to try out with the full attention of the respective camera makers technical and/or marketing representatives:

The new Sony α7 & α7R were the most frequently talked about products at the show
The new Sony α7 & α7R were the most frequently talked about products at the show

The Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 vs 50mm f/1.4 proved why it was bigger & more expensive
The Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 vs 50mm f/1.4 proved why it was bigger & more expensive

Nikon AW1 proved to be a real underwater camera
The Nikon AW1 proved to be a real underwater camera

Nikon D610 had my attention after the D600 captured my camera of the year award last year
Nikon D610 had my attention after the D600 captured my camera of the year title last year

The D5300 was so advanced that many speculated if other models would need a quick refresh to catch up
The D5300 was so advanced that many speculated if other models would need a quick refresh to catch up

Fujifilm had me excited about their newest cameras
Fujifilm had me excited about their newest cameras

Fujifilm's Kayce Baker had some amazing prints that showed off the power of the x100s
Fujifilm's Kayce Baker had some amazing prints that showed off the power of the x100s

Canon 1D X Firmware Update
Canon's only highlight was the firmware update for the 1D X,
but I was still excited as an owner of that camera

Conclusion

PhotoPlus is open to the public each year in late October in New York City. I highly recommend it as a it’s a place where you can learn about the latest gear and rub elbows with the who’s who of the photography business. It’s expensive, but if you do business in the photography industry it’s worth it.

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