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Click Click! 023: Photokina 2010 has begun…

Photokina 2010

Every Wednesday of the week, I’ll share with you my moments of Photography in this Blog: “Click Click!”
-Just a simple guy with a camera

Ever since I started writing this blog, I’ve taken new discoveries with my camera:  reading photography techniques in magazines, taking photos of subjects that I normally wouldn’t, and checking out upcoming cameras.

I am familiar with the conventions: E3 (video games), CES (electronics), BlizzCon, and Anime Boston, but when I heard of “Photokina”. I was like what?

Photokina – is a major photography trade show held in Cologne Trade Fair, Germany every 2 years. This year, Photokina begins on September 21st to 26th. Unlike E3 or CES, this is open to general public.

Well the items that gets me interested are:  (More details after the break)

Source:amateurphotographer.co.uk "Fuji X100"

1) Fuji Finepix X100 – 12 megapixel APS-C digital compact camera with a fixed lens 23mm f/2.

  • Compact camera
  • Rangefinder like the Leica M8 / M9’s, but with a fraction of the cost.
  • Hybrid Viewfinder system – new tech but want to know more
  • Estimated Cost: $1,500 USD

Source: Engadget "Leica M9 Titanium"

2) Leica M9 Titanium – M9 (18.5 megapixel full frame)

Things I like about this:

  • Comes with a 35mm F1.3 lens and lens hood. Unlike the regular one which came with no lens.
  • Limited to 500 units =  collectible!
  • Ferrari price camera. Don’t we love all things that are luxury.
  • No price yet, but regular eh, M9 costs $8,000 USD.

Source: photokina-show.com "Nikon D7000"

3) Nikon D7000 (16.2 megapixel CMOS) . What I like about it:

  • 39 Auto focus points – focus anywhere in your viewfinder.
  • 6FPS for up to 100 JPEGS – I can see someone machine gun clicking!
  • Estimated Cost: $1,200 USD.

There are surely more interesting camera related gear at the show since it runs till Sept 26, 2010. Well, happy clicking and resource material used in this blog are reference below:

Don’t forget for all the Asians out there, Happy August Moon Festival today! Next week’s photo challenge (for me) is to capture “my moon cake”, but feel free to make your own moon cake discovery.

Links:

1. http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Leica_style_Fuji_Finepix_X100_price_1000_News_and_picture_gallery_news_302063.html

2. http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/20/leica-introduces-m9-titanium-limited-to-just-500-lucious-piec/

3. http://www.photokina-show.com/0776/nikon/digitalcamerareview/nikon-d7000-review/

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