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    2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    The annual PMA tradeshow starts in a week! You may have noticed that product announcements have already started. Olympus, Pentax and Sony have already announced a whole bunch of new digital cameras.

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    PhotographyREVIEW.com will be at the show and I want to make sure we cover all the new gear you want to see. Walterick, Laurence Chen, SmartWombat, and I will be walking the floor, meeting with manufacturers, taking pictures, shooting video, and collecting literature and info on all the new cameras and other photo products at the show. If there's anything you guys want us to check out for you, make sure to let us know by posting your requests here. There are four of us so we should be able to cover it all.
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    If you happen to stroll by the Samsung booth...
    Ask them how the hell do I get a SBG D1V Battery Grip for my GX10
    Seems the UK has it but nobody state side does :mad2:
    Customer Service told me to check eBay
    Great Camera tho :aureola:

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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    John, I'm sure you'll check out the new Olympus 1030SW. The big thing I see is a 28mm equivalent in a pocket sized waterproof camera. I'm still using my 720SW because the three or four newer models that replaced it (in the past two years!) haven't seen like a real improvement. The 28mm thing alone almost makes it worth the upgrade, but I'm curious what you think of image quality of it versus the 720SW. I think the 1030SW is the P&S that a lot of people have been waiting for...

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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Quote Originally Posted by another view
    I think the 1030SW is the P&S that a lot of people have been waiting for...
    Yeah, I'm pretty excited about that one. I am loving my Canon PowerShot SD950 IS. But I wish it had a wider lens. And I also like the build of the Olympus Stylus SW cameras. My SD950 IS has already been exposed to a lot more moisture than it was intended to. Anyway, we will be checking the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW out for sure. We skipped a couple of generations as far as reviewing goes. It's time to review one again.
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    John
    Most likely wishful thinking, but I would be curious about the Sigma DP1 high end point and shoot camera...I really do want a point and shoot and have been wanting to pull the trigger on a G9 but really want the sigma.
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    PMA Videos

    We started doing video coverage at last year's PMA tradeshow. We'll be doing it again this year and I was wondering if you guys had any video requests. Is there anything that you think would be particularly interesting for video? It could be product or even interviews. Let me know and we'll see what we can do

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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Lookin forward to working the show again this year!
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    2008 PMA Tradeshow Update


    I've updated the 2008 PMA Tradeshow coverage page with links to all the major manufacturer's press releases. And the announcements are still coming. So keep checking. There's now also a dedicated 2008 PMA section where we'll be posting our daily coverage. The daily coverage starts on Wednesday night and will include videos, articles, and tons of photos of new digital cameras and anything else new and interesting. Feel free to make requests. We've already got appointments for all of the obvious stuff - Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, etc. But if you've got some special interest, please let us know.

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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Well, I know there are not many of us, but it would be nice of us pentaxians were included.
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    You're included

    Quote Originally Posted by jgredline
    Well, I know there are not many of us, but it would be nice of us pentaxians were included.
    No worries. Sorry for not listing Pentax in that post. We have an appointment with Pentax and they're listed on the PMA coverage page so their new camera and lens announcements are easy to find. Plus, Larry Chen, one of our PMA coverage crew, is a Pentax owner and wrote our Pentax K10D Pro Review. So we'll be getting some good Pentax coverage.
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Awesome
    As soon as the new K20D is out, I will buy one.
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Will there be any "surprises" or have all the announcements been made pre-PMA? Just wondering if Canon has anything more - yes, I did read all the updates.

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    They Keep Coming...

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    Will there be any "surprises" or have all the announcements been made pre-PMA? Just wondering if Canon has anything more - yes, I did read all the updates.
    The announcements keep coming, Liz. Last night Nikon announced the D60, some new lenses and a bunch of Coolpix cameras. This morning I got a bacth of press releases from Tamron. I know there are more to come. But for Canon, my guess is they're all done. I think people who were expecting an EOS 5D replacement are going to have to wait for Photokina, in the fall.
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    I'm wondering whether I should start looking for hotels in the Cologne area for Photokina.
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    Sony Full-Frame Sensor

    This is a big one - Sony just announced a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor. Not sure if there's a camera to go with it yet. But we'll learn more at the show. We do have a meeting with Sony.

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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Quote Originally Posted by SmartWombat
    I'm wondering whether I should start looking for hotels in the Cologne area for Photokina.
    Ah! You'll be alright Paul with your tent and bag.
    Bring us back a few Pentax freebies
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    PMA Gallery Is Live!

    Last night I started posting to the PMA gallery. The show opens in one hour so the coverage will start coming fast and furious today. Let us know if there's anything you want us to look for!

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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Hehe I get to post from John's laptop while he's away... heheh

    I am posting pictures of the new Nikon D60 in the gallery right now, including a pic of the new LCD that tilts vertically when you rotate the camera! Make sure and check out all our coverage! More stuff... including film... to come.

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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Have you guys seen this monster? It is susposed to be at PMA http://www.dpreview.com/news/0801/08...igma250500.asp
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Quote Originally Posted by retroactiv
    Have you guys seen this monster? It is susposed to be at PMA http://www.dpreview.com/news/0801/08...igma250500.asp

    PAul (SmartWombat) just posted an image of this lens in the PMA gallery.

    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...3&limit=recent
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Thank you Paul for posting that, that lens is NUTS... I'm kinda up in the air about buying it (along with the necessary accessories (pack mule) ) or a down payment on a new house.
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Check out the new circular fisheye lens for 1.5x & 1.6x DLSR's from Sunex.

    http://www.superfisheye.com/

    The sample images on their website look pretty cool. Looks like they come with a program to take your circular image, and make it into 360 panos and virtual tours with only 2 or 3 shots.
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Apparently Fuji has announced a 120 rangefinder.
    I'd love to see that!
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    More stuff... including film... to come....
    Sweet, let's get to the good stuff
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    Re: 2008 PMA Tradeshow!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    Apparently Fuji has announced a 120 rangefinder.
    I'd love to see that!
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    There's a couple threads around the boards on it right now:

    Thread 1
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    Skip straight to the pics

    How awesome is that to see a new MF rangefinder folder in this day and age
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