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Live Tradeshow Coverage
September 26 - October 1, 2006
Cologne, Germany

Welcome to Imaging Resource’s Live Photokina 2006 Tradeshow Coverage. Photokina comes every two years and is considered the world’s largest photography and imaging expo. Imaging Resource will take you straight to the show floor, with on-the-spot videos of the hottest products. You'll also get daily reports from Mike Pasini, our roving reporter, who will use his keen editorial senses to find the good stuff. Our news team will keep on top of the latest announcements, and you’ll find it all right here: daily reports, news, photos, and video of all that we can capture at the massive Photokina 2006. Keep checking back, and let us know what you think.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Photokina Special: The Angels of Cologne

09:36 EDT - Our Thursday show report will be posted later tonight, but meanwhile here's something to enjoy....

Arriving in Cologne a few days ago, we took a walk in the Melaten cemetery across the street. The large Friedhof was populated, to our surprise, by a flock of wild parrots that screeched overhead as they flew from one tree to another. But what really caught our attention was the stonework. Many of the large headstones were decorated with monumental angels. We took a few snapshots of the Angels of... (More)

The Imaging Resource logo. Copyright (c) 2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Pasini on 'kina - the reports continue

08:33 EDT - Live reports continue to come in from Photokina 2006, courtesy of Imaging Resource roving reporter Mike Pasini.

In his Tuesday report Mike looked at products on the booths of Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Lensbaby, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Sigma and more. Wednesday's report included DxO Labs, Joby (makers of the Gorilla Pod), Lowepro, Nik Software and Vertus (the folks behind the Fluid Mask plugin for Photoshop). As usual, there's plenty of photos to help you vicariously experience the show for yourself.... (More)

Delkin's ExpressCard 34 CompactFlash adapter. Courtesy of Delkin, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Introduces the World's First ExpressCard 34 CompactFlash Adapter
08:21 EDT - September 22, 2006 - Delkin Devices, Inc., makers of high quality digital photography products and accessories today announced the new ExpressCard 34 CompactFlash adapter. This versatile adapter enables the fastest data transfer from a CompactFlash memory card to the new Apple MacBook Pro and PC laptops with an ExpressCard slot. Eric Richter, Delkin's Marketing Manager explained, "Many digital photographers... (More)

Hasselblad H3D DSLR logo, Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! Hasselblad: 48mm full-frame DSLR

08:12 EDT - Rounding out its Photokina announcements, Hasselblad has unveiled a new medium format digital SLR that sets a rather impressive record.

The Hasselblad H3D is available in two variants, with resolutions of 22 or 39 megapixels, and is the world's first 48mm full-frame DSLR. Yes, you read that right - that's a 48mm x 36mm image sensor that's twice the size of a 35mm film frame. Pricing hasn't been publicly announced yet, but the Hasselblad H3D is said to be available immediately worldwide, with an upgrade program in place for owners... (More)

Hasselblad's Flextight X1 logo. Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! Hasselblad: Two new film scanners

07:12 EDT - Among its Photokina announcements, Hasselblad has announced two new drum-based film scanners that are soon to ship.

The Hasselblad Flextight X1 and X5 are closely related, both being PC / Mac compatible, Firewire-connected units with 3 x 8000 pixel CCD sensors and a Rodenstock lens. The X1 is the cheaper of the two, with a pricetag of €9,500 and the ability to scan positive / negative film at 6300 dpi optical resolution, and a 60MB/minute scan speed. The X5 adds A4 reflective scanning, a batch / slide feeder,... (More)

Hasselblad 100th Anniversary logo, Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad Offers Photographers the Chance to Win Top-of-the-range Camera Systems and Influence the Future of Photography
06:31 EDT - 26/09/2006 - As part of the 100th anniversary celebrations to mark the birth of its founder, who knew that great camera systems should remove the barriers between great photographers and great photographs, Hasselblad is offering photographers from around the world the chance to win key products from its stable of high-end photographic solutions, while at the same time inviting them to influence the... (More)

'VICTOR by Hasselblad' logo. Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad Launches Innovative Photographic Publication to Inspire New Generation of Digital Professional Photographers
06:25 EDT - 18/09/2006 - In keeping with the Hasselblad philosophy of developing products of outstanding quality that are ahead of their time, and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Victor Hasselbladís birth, Hasselblad is launching at photokina (Hall 2.1, Stand A020/B029 and B020/B028) a truly innovative publication for professional photographers - VICTOR by Hasselblad. By showcasing the work of selected photographers... (More)

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