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LucisPictor's Photokina 2010 Report
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: LucisPictor's Photokina 2010 Report Reply with quote

Gentlemen, I am back!

I went to the Photokina today together with a very good friend (and talented photographer). It was ever so nice not to be there on my own. We had a great day and were walking until our feet hurt.

Here is my little report...

The Photokina has not changed a lot since 2008 and still some things were different.

There was some major theme: 3D video - which is kind of fascinating but that interesting for me, really.




Of course I went to the Canon booth in order to play around with some AF lenses that I would not want to afford. The one that has impressed me most was the EF 2/200 L:





At the Samsung booth I tried the NX10:

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and the new NX100:



Very nice, actually! With the NX100 playing with DoF is possible due to the APS sensor.

Olympus has a funny idea to compare the sizes of cams with tele zooms:



And the EP1 works well with a long lens:




Of course, I went to Fuji!

New (!) medium format film cams:


Fuji Medium Format by LucisPictor, on Flickr

and, yes, it's adorable:



But there is no working model yet. Boooh! Sad

At the Sigma booth they were very friendly again. We could try many different lenses.
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Panasonic allowed to use your own card in their cams this year. I kind of like the LX5:
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Even at ISO1600 quite a decent performer:
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Then, we came to Zeiss.

I was eager to try the new Distagon 1.4/35 on my 5D:
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WOW!!!
Feels great, performs very well, but it's pretty huge and heavy.

As I said, some things were different this year: At the Leica booth they were not at all arrogant, we even could play around with the S2!!
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And this shot was taken with the S2 and a 35mm lens (equal. ~ 25mm on 135):
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And here you can see an unsharpened 100% crop:
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Isn't that amazing?

This S2 is unbelievable. I have never seen such a big and bright viewfinder in cam that resembles an SLR!

We went to other boothes as well. Some of our impressions you can see here in our short Dayblog Video: