Panasonic Lumix GH1 Camera Price Announced

2009 PMA News Panasonic News Uncategorized

 Panasonic has announced a price for the forthcoming Lumix GH1 Micro Four Thirds HD-capable digital camera. The Panasonic Lumix GH1 will be available in June with an MSRP of $1499.95. That price includes the new image-stabilized Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 10x zoom lens. The 14-140mm lens was specially developed for the Lumix GH1 camera. […]

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Olympus E-620 – The Only New DSLR At PMA 2009

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For the past 6 years or so, the annual PMA tradeshow has mostly been about digital SLRs. Every manufacturer had to have one or two new ones to show off at the show. This year was different. The bad economy is no news but it was still a surprise that there was only one new […]

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Clik Elite – Backcountry Camera Packs

2009 PMA Bags Events Featured News Uncategorized

I spend a lot of time using and thinking about backpacks. Too much time, really. Well – too much time thinking about them, anyway. Camera backpacks seem to be designed with little thought about the reality of serious outdoor activity. Sure, many of them hold a lot of gear, protect it well, and have reasonably […]

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2009 PMA Tradeshow

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2009 PMA Camera And Photography Tradeshow March 3-5, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall This year’s Photo Marketing Association tradeshow, otherwise known as PMA, takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 3rd to 5th. Every spring all the major camera, photography software and photo accessory manufacturers assemble […]

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Lowepro Toploader Pro Video Demo – PMA 2009

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 Lowepro had some new camera cases at PMA this year, including an updated version of their popular Topload Zoom AW, the new Toploader Pro AW. The Toploader Pro AW incorporates some thoughtful refinements to the old case that look like they’ll make a real difference for outdoor photographers. Lowepro product manager Tim Grimmer gave us […]

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Lowepro Flipside 400 AW Backpack Video – PMA 2009

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I visited the Lowepro booth at PMA this year and got some demos of new camera cases, including the cool new Flipside 400 AW backpack. I’m seeing more and more innovation in camera backpack design – especially when it comes to quick camera access. The Flipside 400 AW is full-featured pro-sized camera backpack with a […]

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Sony Alpha A900 DSLR At PMA

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This year’s PMA tradeshow was my first chance to see the Sony Alpha A900 in person. They previewed it behind glass at last year’s show and finally introduced it at Photokina, in the fall. The Sony A900 is a 24-megapixel, full-frame, professional digital SLR, and the first and only digital SLR with an image-stabilized full-frame […]

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Canon Tilt-Shift Lens Demo Video

2009 PMA Canon Lenses News Photography Tips Uncategorized Videos

 Canon announced two new tilt/shift lenses just before the annual PMA tradeshow. The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift lenses were both on display at Canon’s PMA booth, although they wouldn’t let us mount either one on smartwombat’s Canon EOS 1Ds because they’re still in prototype form. They did let us […]

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Shootsac Camera Bag Video Demo

2009 PMA Bags Events News Uncategorized

 I first became aware of camera bag maker Shootsac, via photographers on Twitter. I got to see the bags for this first time at the annual PMA tradeshow, last week. They’re very simple, attractive and a really good idea for wedding and event photographers who need to keep critical lenses and a flash on their […]

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Indestructable Hoya HD Filter

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 I think the most impressive thing I saw at PMA this year was Hoya’s new HD filter demo. “HD” in this case stands for “hardened,” not high definition. The glass is made to withstand the impact of steel balls dropped from a height of 50 inches. So the filter is impressive in and of itself. […]

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Kodak and Photobucket Team Up For Photo Sharing

2009 PMA Kodak News Printers & Printing

Kodak and Photobucket announced they will team up to allow Photobucket’s millions of users to begin using new and exciting products and print choices from Kodak Gallery. Now Photobucket’s users can create personalized photo gifts and prints using Kodak Gallery products, such as prints and posters, photo mugs, t-shirts, playing cards, coasters, mouse pads and […]

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Unleashed Bluetooth GPS For Nikon DSLRs

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More and more photographers are getting interested in being able to save GPS information with their digital photos. The geotagging enthusiasts at the German company foolography have introduced a new wireless solution for people who want to collect and save GPS data with their photos. The new Unleashed module connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth GPS […]

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Waterproof Digital Cameras At PMA 2009

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One of the themes at PMA this year was waterproof point-and-shoot cameras. It seems the camera makers have all decided the time has come for underwater digital cameras. For the past few years, underwater point-and-shoot digital cameras have been the exclusive domain of Olympus and Pentax. Pentax got the ball rolling back in 2005 with […]

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Products that made me go Hmmmm yet again

2009 PMA Featured News Samsung Uncategorized

This time, it’s handling a product that makes me scream WHAT? The Samsung HMX-H106 in this case, the controls on the screen in particular. The more observant among you may have spotted it. But it really shows when you use it.

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Fujifilm / Voigtlander 667 Folding Camera

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Last year, Fujifilm had a prototype folding medium format camera in their booth that all the film shooters were drooling over (see photo below, taken at PMA 2008 by walterick). I made sure to ask about the camera when I met with the Fujifilm folks at PMA this time. The rep I spoke to said […]

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