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Photokina 2012 round-up - the most exciting photo show for years?

Photokina 2012 was arguably the most exciting show for years, for enthusiast photographers. Whether you've been waiting for a more affordable full-frame camera, looking for a mirrorless camera designed for an experienced user or you want a pocketable camera to live alongside your DSLR, there was something on show for you in Cologne. And much of that risked getting drowned-out by most of these products being launched on the same day. Read our round-up of the show to find out what you might have missed-out on.

SHOW REPORT Comments 103 Published: Sep 26, 2012 at 20:40
Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon (Part 2)

In this Photokina interview - the second of two with Dirk Jasper, Nikon's Product Manager for Professional Products and Product Planning - we spoke to Dirk about the development of the Nikon 1 System, as it marks its first anniversary, and the challenges of creating a hybrid 'connected camera'. In this interview, Dirk explains why the Android-powered Coolpix S800c is a more serious compact that Samsung's Galaxy Camera and how despite the fact that it was never meant to be a 'professional' system, the Nikon 1 became number one in Europe. 

INTERVIEW Comments 120 Published: Sep 25, 2012 at 18:49
Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica

The medium format S system was 'the biggest risk Leica has ever taken,' says Stephan Schulz, the company's head of Professional Imaging. But, with the latest S 'our goal is to become market leader,' he says. We spoke to Schulz about his strategy to give professionals faith in the system and how the new Hasselblad adapter will help the company regain the professional market it lost in the 1980s. He also explains why only people with no experience of medium format see the Nikon D800 as a threat to the 37.5MP 'S.'

INTERVIEW Comments 221 Published: Sep 21, 2012 at 11:42
Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon

'I think Canon has a different approach to us. With the D600 we are really concentrating on the photographic features and we're trying to give the best photographic package that we can' says Dirk Jasper, product manager for professional imaging at Nikon Europe. We spoke to him about Nikon's latest full frame SLR, and he explained some of the choices that went into the creation of the D600, including who it's designed for and how it's different from the competition. Click through to read the full interview.

INTERVIEW Comments 220 Published: Sep 20, 2012 at 15:00
Photokina 2012: Interview - Sun Hong Lim of Samsung

'Once you use the Galaxy Camera you won't be able to go back to a conventional camera,' says Samsung's VP of Sales and Marketing, Sun Hong Lim. We spoke to him to discuss Samsung's Galaxy Camera that combines the camera of its WB850F with the capabilities of its Galaxy SIII smartphone, to create one of the first true camera/smartphone hybrids. He explains why connectivity will be a keyword in the era of cloud computing and why he's not interested in low-end compact cameras. Click here to read the full interview.

INTERVIEW Comments 100 Published: Sep 20, 2012 at 08:02
Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carson of Pentax Ricoh

Pentax hasn't been idle in 2012, and just before the opening of Photokina, it refreshed its popular K-5 DSLR, releasing two new models, the K-5 II and the K-5 IIS, which lacks an anti-aliasing filter, for greater detail resolution. Barnaby Britton caught up with John Carson, Sr. Manager of Sales & Marketing at Pentax Imaging USA, and asked him about the new DSLRs, the tiny Q, and why designers love the K-01.

INTERVIEW Comments 152 Published: Sep 19, 2012 at 15:00
SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina

Photokina 2012: Hong Kong lens maker SLR Magic will be showing four prototype lenses for mirrorless cameras at Photokina - 25mm T0.95, 35mm T0.95, 35mm T1.4, and 23mm F1.7 designs. The SLR Magic HyperPrime 23mm F1.7 has been completely redesigned from the previous version, and will be introduced in February 2013 at an MSRP of US$399 in Micro Four Thirds, Sony E and Fujifilm X mounts. The SLR Magic CINE 35mm T1.4 will be made in the same mounts, and go on sale in December 2012 for US$279. Meanwhile the 25mm T0.95 and 35mm T0.95 are based on the existing 50mm T0.95 design, and will cost US $649 and US $1,249 respectively. All will feature manual focus and aperture control.

LENS NEWS Comments 114 Published: Sep 15, 2012 at 12:04
Carl Zeiss presents Apo Sonnar T* 135mm F2 manual focus telephoto lens

Carl Zeiss has announced the Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 telephoto lens, which it will be showing at the Photokina trade show in Cologne later this month. This premium manual focus optic uses a floating focus system to maintain high image quality at all distances down to 0.8m. It uses anomalous partial dispersion glass elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, resulting in an apochromatic design. It will be available in mounts for Canon and Nikon SLRs from December 2012, at a recommended retail price of approximately €1600 / $2000 (excluding VAT).

LENS NEWS Comments 153 Published: Sep 7, 2012 at 13:18
Samyang to show 24mm F3.5 tilt-and-shift lens at Photokina

Samyang has announced it will be presenting a perspective control 24mm F3.5 lens at Photokina 2012. The Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens that offers tilt and shift movements, allowing control of subject geometry and depth of field. It offers up to 12mm of shift and 8.5° of tilt; the shift movement can be rotated +/- 90° relative to the lens mount, and the tilt movement 90° relative to the shift axis, allowing lots of flexibility over adjustments. The lens will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony Alpha mounts.

LENS NEWS Comments 144 Published: Sep 7, 2012 at 13:41
Sony product-lineup at Photokina 2010
Sony has issued a press release about the new product developments it's showcasing at Photokina 2010. Highlights include a firmware update for the NEX series (covered in a separate news story), a prototype of a new camera that will incorporate the latest Translucent Mirror technology, accessories for A-mount cameras including a flash and vertical grip, and upcoming lenses for both A and E mounts.
OTHER NEWS Comments 0 Published: Sep 21, 2010 at 08:00
Photokina 2010 show report now live!
Photokina 2010: In just under 24 hours time Photokina, the world's biggest photography trade show, will get under way. As usual the lead-up has been long and drawn out with announcements of 'Photokina products' stretching back to the beginning of August. To help you make sense of these and the coming swathe of new products head over to our Photokina 2010 show report page. This provides you with an index of new product releases as well as our live 'from the show floor' reporting as it happens. We've also added a short preview / predictions list. Bookmark our show report page and you won't miss any of the action!
SHOW REPORT Comments 0 Published: Sep 20, 2010 at 09:18
Carl Zeiss to announce accessories in Photokina 2010
In a press release announcing its attendance in Photokina 2010, Carl Zeiss has announced it will be launching accessories for the first time along with new lenses.
ACCESSORY NEWS Comments 0 Published: Aug 24, 2010 at 15:21
Photokina Interview Series: Samsung
In the first of a series of interviews with senior executives at Photokina 2008 we met up with Samsung for chat with Mr. Choong-hyun Hwang, the Vice President of the Digital Camera Business of Samsung Techwin Strategy Marketing Team. He joined Samsung in 1983 and in 2005 was promoted to Global Marketing Director. He is currently in charge of the Product Planning. He's got some interesting things to say about the relationship with Pentax, the development of Micro Four Thirds and the future of compacts, so check out the interview after the link...
Comments 0 Published: Oct 1, 2008 at 16:06
Photokina wrap-up
Photokina is now over for another two years, so as we return to some semblance of normality it's time to reflect on what Photokina 2008 tells us about the state of the industry and to look at some of the emerging trends in digital cameras and digital imaging in general. We've updated our show report to include not only our thoughts on the exhibition itself but also our usual top 10 pick of the products on show.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 29, 2008 at 11:09
Welcome to Photokina 2008
Photokina 2008: It's finally here and so are we (actually some of us have been here since Saturday). Cologne, Germany is playing host both to the Photokina 'World of Imaging' exhibition and the largest (to date) roving contingent of the dpreview staff. Many of the stands are still being built but we've already managed to post some images live from the stands. Over the next couple of days we'll be posting live from the floor of the show to bring you the highlights of the show without the need for you to elbow excitable Europeans out of the way.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 22, 2008 at 15:54
Photokina 2008 show report preview, predictions
Pre-Photokina 2008: In just under three weeks time Photokina, the biggest photography trade show will get under way. As usual the lead-up is long and drawn out with announcements of 'Photokina products' stretching back to the beginning of August. To help you make sense of these and the coming swathe of new products we have activated our Photokina 2008 show report page. This provides you with an index of new product releases as well as a placeholder for our live 'from the show floor' reporting as it happens. We've also added a short preview / predictions list. Bookmark our show report page or subscribe to our Photokina 2008 RSS feeds.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 3, 2008 at 14:55
Photokina 2006 Show Report - Live
Pre-Photokina 2006: Here at Digital Photography Review we are proud to have attended and reported from the last three Photokina shows (2000, 2002 and 2004). In preparation for this years show (which looms ever closer) we have now activated our Photokina 2006 Show Report which already carries some twenty-two recently announced products and will be continually updated from now until the end of the show. The report pages carries a new product index and during the show itself will be the starting point for our minute-by-minute live reports 'from the show floor'.
Comments 0 Published: Aug 20, 2006 at 16:15
Photokina 2006: The biggest ever
Pre-Photokina 2006: With just over a month to go the organizers of Photokina 2006 are reporting that this show will be the biggest ever with around 1,600 exhibitors and an estimated 160,000 visitors. This year will also see the attendance of Apple and CeWe Color for the first time. For those who are attending you should also be aware of the restructuring of Koelnmesse because of the leasing of the Rhineside Halls to the RTL television station.
Comments 0 Published: Aug 20, 2006 at 14:09
Photokina 2004 - 270 images, 3000 words
Photokina 2004 is now over and we can look back on one of the busiest and most successful weeks of the year for us. Just like PMA earlier in the year we posted live stand reports from the show floor, in the first three days of the show we posted 270 images and 3,000 words describing the 21 stands (and 108 products) which make up our Photokina 2004 show report. During the Photokina week we had 3.2 million visitors to the site who read 17.6 million pages (not including the forums).
Comments 0 Published: Oct 4, 2004 at 08:57
Photokina 2004 Show Report - Preview
Pre-Photokina 2004: Our show report pages are always a big hit and considering the number of Photokina products already announced we thought it was about time we activated our Photokina 2004 Show Report. It will enable you to stay informed about all the latest product announcements as well as getting live updates from the show floor once the show commences. We are expecting several more announcements in the next ten days which will be posted both on the front page of the site and linked from the 'New Product Index' page in the show report. (We recommend you bookmark the show report page).
Comments 0 Published: Sep 16, 2004 at 17:17
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