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The GE Racing Car

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GE Cameras had this big, almost empty booth with a racing car in the center. Unfortunately the great cylinder banner on the ceiling had no images! I guess they didn't hear about IVRPA members doing gigapixel images. Maybe for the next time...

In stereo, where available

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Aldo Hoeben
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A small number of large format anaglyph stereographic prints were on display as part of the Visual Gallery. There's no two ways round this; people look weird with those glasses on...

Checking out the newest model

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Aldo Hoeben
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Sony had the 24 megapixel full frame Alpha 900 on display. It looks like quite a camera, and it attracted quite a crowd.

Getting noticed at Slik

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Aldo Hoeben
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I use a 15 year old tripod manufactured by Slik. I though I'ld drop by and proudly show them my slightly worn, slightly modified tripod. Oddly, they found my shaved Tokina 10-17mm much more interesting, and insisted on taking a picture of it.

Trying lenses at Sigma

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Sigma had a huge booth, though most of it was a closed-off business lounge. They did give photographers the opportunity to try out most of their lenses. I managed to 'steal' a pen here...

Photobuch XXL

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Aldo Hoeben
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Like Hans said before, one of the biggest growing markets currently seems to be photobooks. There were lots of photobooks at Photokina, but this one was without a doubt the biggest one.

Photobuch XXL was a sponsorproject for the 'Wir helfen' association, which supports local charities and projects in Cologne.

Lomo welcomes Flickr

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Aldo Hoeben
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The hard-to-miss LOMO lounge in one of the hallways was the home of the Flickr presence at Photokina on saturday. Unfortunately I was just too late for the final presentation of the day, but at least that meant I could get one of the nice Flickr-themed chocolate muffins. For the record: I only took a blue one, only half the logo...

Fuji SuperCCD legacy

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Aldo Hoeben
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My first DSLR was a Fuji S2 Pro, which I used at Photokina 2006. Last year, I bought a Fuji S5 Pro, that I am still happy with. My new Nikon D700 lets me use the Tokina 10-17mm which is that much sharper than the Sigma 8mm, but I still love the dynamic range the S5 Pro is giving me.

Fuji had a nice overview of the SuperCCD evolution at their booth, and presented the SuperCCD EXR chip design, but unfortunately there was no news about any new DSLRs from Fuji at Photokina. Many think this means the end of the DSLR legacy. Sigh...

Don't look into the light

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Aldo Hoeben
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Broncolor had some pretty big reflectors and softboxes on its booth. Up close and personal, that makes quite a lot of light.

Shell game

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Early sunday morning, this magician Danny Ocean is already working his crowd. You know it's a trick, but no matter how hard you look you can't find out how the trick works... I am not too sure what it has to do with photography, but it was highly enjoyable to watch this guy work for a couple of minutes.