Photography News Issue 59


Photography News | Issue 59 |


Buyers’ guide Photo keener What should you be excited to see at this year’s Photokina show? Find out right here...

Everytwoyearsthephotographicworldmeets at Cologne’s huge Koelnmesse exhibition site for Photokina – one of the world’s leading photo shows. Photokina is an event that covers the entire imaging market, enabling companies to launch new products and attendees to try out all the latest gear. In 2016

nearly 1000 companies were represented and the floors were trod by almost 200,000 visitors from 134 countries. Photokina covers everything from cameras, camcorders and smartphones to studio equipment, lighting systems, processing software, printers and printing

services, photo books, frames and albums, so whatever you’re looking for you’re sure to find it. And as well as kit there are photo shoots, workshops, lectures and exhibitions. We’ll have a full rundown of all the new launches at Photokina in the next issue of Photography News , but right now here’s

what’s whetting our appetite for the show. Photokina 2018 runs from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 September, and doors open at 10am each day, closing at 6pm, or 9pm on the Friday.

Nikon’s bright future – Hall 2.2 One of the first chances to get hands on with Nikon’s new mirrorless Z system will be at Photokina. The Z 6 and Z 7 bodies will be available, as

Kase Filters on point – Hall 5.1 KaseFilterswillbeshowingoffitsgrowingproductrangeatPhotokina,

including its new slimline 1.1mm toughened glass filters and its range of lenses designed for mobile phone cameras. The latter are available in four types: wide angle, fisheye, macro and telephoto, and are compatible with

will the new lenses and FTZ lens mount adapter. The stand will also feature the recently announced D3500 DSLR, 125x zoom Coolpix P1000, and the hugely successful 45.7-megapixel D850. As for lenses, there will be the ultra light and compact AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR and the AF-S 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED – Nikon’s first telephoto lens to boast a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. Joining the gear are Nikon ambassadors, including photographers NadiaMeli and David Yarrow.

virtually all modern phones, including the iPhone 6, 7 and 8, Samsung s7 and 8, Huawei 10 and more. Visitors will also be able to see the difference in weight and durability of the new 1.1mm Slim filters, compared to regular 2mm versions. The new filters are protected against scratches and drops, while a coatingworks to repelswater, oil and dirt, all thewhile keeping colours neutral.

Sigma’s Art class – Hall 4.2 Sigma continues to produce some of the best lenses around, covering a wealth of lens mounts from full-frame and APS-C DSLRs to mirrorless systems – and Photokina is your chance to get up close to them. Recent releases to get your hands on include three excellent additions to the company’s Art range. There’s the 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art, which is sure to be a hit with landscape photographers, and the 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art for strikingly detailed close-up photography. Finally, portrait photographers will want to get to grips with the 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, a brilliantly sharp lens that gives a stunningly shallow depth-of-field. As well as showcasing the company’s lens range there will be presentations from pro photographers at the event.

Permajet’s passion for printing – Hall 3.1 PermaJet, the award-winning inkjetmedia supplier, is expanding twoof itsproduct ranges

Canon aims for mirrorless – Hall 3.2

Rotolight Masters of Light – Hall 2.1 As well as launching several exciting new products at Photokina and showing off its exciting range of continuous lighting for stills andvideo,includingtheaward-winningNEO 2, AEOS andANOVAPRO 2 lights, Rotolight is featuring three of its top Masters of Light weave and texture, a matte bright white surface and high water resistance, available in 24in to 60in rolls. There are also newpaper types for dry lab printers, withmatt, prism, artist, pearl and metallic finishes, for use in Epson, Noritsu and Fujifilm DryLab printers in sizes from four-inch to A4. at Photokina, introducing new papers and canvases. The two new canvases are called P4 100% Cotton Canvas 360: an archival quality, 100% cotton matt canvas with a subtly textured natural white surface, available in A3+ sheets and 17in to 44in rolls; and P5 Bright White Matt Canvas 350, a 20/80 polyester/cotton blend, with uniform

Canon has launched its new EOS R mirrorless camera as well as several new lenses. The EOS R uses a 30.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and boasts an ISO range of 100- 40,000 (expandable to 50-102,400). This is backed by a DIGIC 8 processor, and while there are several new RF lenses (including an exciting 28-70mm f/2) EF and EF-S lenses can be mounted using adapters. Canon is also showing its EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM, claimed to be the world’s lightest professional super telephoto lenses in their class. There will also be talks and seminars from Canon experts throughout the four-day show.

ambassadors. During the show there will be a series of talks and demonstration on continuous lighting from Jean Noir and Peter Müller (Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 September), and Jason Lanier (Thursday 27 September). Jean’s work is focused on people and editorial mainly usingNEO 2 lights, while Peter Müller also concentrates on portraits using the Rotolight Anova family. Jason Lanier is a wedding specialist who has taught hundreds of photographers all over the world.

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