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Photokina 2016 Recap

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 15:49
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Joao Carlos Daily Dose

Ok its November  and I was at Photkina late September , what can I say , I have been super super busy , thats a good thing , so anyway here is my Photokina 2016 recap of my fav  stuff at this years show … Photokina is the world’s largest  trade show  held in Europe for the photographic and imaging industries. Its a who is who of everything  image related , with more then 1000  companies  introducing  and showcasing  state of the art imaging products in Cologne , Germany . 

 The 2016 photokina was the first taking place under the new slogan “Imaging unlimited” ,  It saw about 191.000 visitors.  There has never been so much to see, experience and photograph at a  Photokina.   You can  try the newest technology; learn from the experts how to improve specific aspects of your photography; and see some amazing image galleries, all at the world’s premier photography event.  For this occasion the whole city of Cologne turns into a studio/gallery with photo shoots, events and exhibitions everywhere.
When you walked through the trade show fair grounds , wether photographers , retailers or service providers you got the impression  Photokina was a must , Whoever  was not there  wondering the 9 halls , did not only miss a unique opportunity  for networking , but missed out on getting first hands on with some pioneering developments . 
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I tried FACEBOOK LIVE  for the first time at Photokina . 

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Hanging out with fellow Sandisk Extreme Team member Liz Kreutz 
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Photokina was all about drone and 360 cameras , the DJI Mavic  and the Go Pro Karma caught my attention  , im still undecided witch  one I want more .  The Nikon Mission  there new action 360  camera , captures  in all directions simultaneously , then you can  explore every point of view during playback on your smartphone or tablet .  


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Getting ready for one of  my daily presentations at the Sandisk booth  . 
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My friends know my passion for the Award winning  HBO  show Game of Thrown’s ,  So when I  saw this series from the shows set photographer I had to include it in the post , Helen Sloan has one of the coolest Jobs ever . I loved her work on the Nikon booth , I have also included a link to a  great article about her Here . 
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I have been looking into allot of camera options for shooting video and I think I just found my perfect set up at the Zeiss booth , its RED Dragon , and look whats next to it , G- Technology 
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One other of my favorite announcements  was from Fuji , they just created the  new mirrorless medium  camera system, GFX. The first camera in the series, the GFX 50S, will launch in early 2017 and feature a 51.4-megapixel sensor measuring 43.8 x 32.9 mm. Did I also mentions their full line up of six new lenses ???? . 

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Another cool camera company was DXO ONE  , I have there tiny little amazing camera , i take it everywhere I go , and well know I can also take it under water , DXO  just launched  a series of new acceesories   like the  Outdoor Shell , waterproof to a depth of 45 meters .   
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DXO ONE booth was super impressive and big for such a little camera . 

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Sandisk booth where my self and three other Sandisk Extreme Team members had daily presentations

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awesome group shot  of the entire Koylab family at Photokina . 
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KOYLAB is always one of my favorite companies  and visiting Photokina and not visiting there booth is just not going to happen ever , I worked very hard this year to make a new advertising portfolio and it was amazing to show it off at there booth .

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Koylab just launched  a very cool product #Quintessence   designed by fellow  ambassador Pierre Delaunay. Quintessence is Aa very nice way to present your images  if your a portrait or fine art photographer . The Box is made of high quality PVC  and comes with 10 images and can go up to 30 Prints 15 x15 cm
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Its  always amazing to see fellow Koylab ambassadors  DDIARTE   work , I am huge fan but the size and quality of this print was insane , well done  Chromoluxe  
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So if you got thirsty  or wanted to win some amazing G  Technology gear you could visit the Red Bull Photography booth. 

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Look at all the Gtech goodness . 

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This amazing Hasselblad below , made it back from the moon , and FYI there are still 12 Hasselblad still on the moon . read about that here
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This was cool , the guys at Fstop camera bags were making bags on site .  I also captured Sandisk Extreme Team Member and Fstop Guro and my new bestie Liz kreutz giving away Fstop bags with her images on them . 
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http://shop.fstopgear.com/us/product.html


look at all the beautiful colors  from Savage Backdrops  If the rainbows of color doesn’t inspire you nothing will .

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This is one of the most insane set ups in photography , I love my self a good bullet time , I haven’t created any images yet using this technique , find out more here . http://timesplice.com

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I was first introduced to Pro Media Gear last year at Imaging USA and again at Visual Nation in Chicago where i was a speaker . There are Chicago based family owned company that are creating some pretty amazing gear , This was the first peace of Kit that spoke to me , its the BIC1 MODULAR BALL MOUNTING system for the ice light . small , versatile and super well made . I had to pick one up , if you have more the one ice light its a must .. I couldn’t not have left  photokina this year with out bringing back Promedia Gear DUO SLIDER , full post on that soon . 
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If you’re a Pro photographer  and you shoot  advertising , fashion or portrait work I am sure you are tethering  , lucky for us Tether Tools helps make our jibs easier . They launched a series of great stuff at Photokina , I liked seeing this set up with there Tether Table Aero System  ,  3 Legged Thing tripod   i think thats 2 generation Eddie , there new Case Air Wireless  tethering system and G -Technology AV portable SSd  visit there site to find more cool stuff .

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I also had to pick up a new  Tri pod Abert to be exact  from the great folks at 3 LEGGED THING 
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RED STATION at the Zeiss booth was packed with   G Technology storage .

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This set up is at the moment my dream set up for Video , Red camera and Zeis cinema lenses . 
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It was great to Hang out with my good buddy and awesome talent David Newton . 

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