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Photokina 2008

Posted by
Jason Kravitz (Brussels, Belgium) on 25 September 2008 in People & Portrait.

I went to the Photokina imaging show in Cologne Germany on Tuesday. I could have spent another day or two browsing around at all the new toys and technology. A few items worth mentioning...

1) Canon 5D Mk II with a Canon 85mm/1.2L lens
HD video through Canon L lenses - wow!

2) Drobo redundant disk array.
I'm always on the lookout for better storage alternatives. I have a bunch of USB and firewire drives and find myself backing up my backup disks. This stylish lightweight little box has space for four drives and your data is redundant across all disks (so any single drive failure has no effect). Anyone using this product?

3) Adobe CS4 - just when I drop lots of money on Adobe upgrades, they release new products and the cycle begins again. I didn't really take the time to see the new features and from the articles I read, CS3 is still most likely more than enough for my needs. I find myself spending more time in Lightroom anyway.

This young lady was a little tired at the end of a long day but was still gracing the paparazzi (myself included) at the studio setup in the Hasselblad booth.

Canon EOS 40D 1/2000 second F/4.0 ISO 500 40 mm

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vu@granby - gilles daigneault from Granby, Québec, Canada

Tired but still very nice!
Have a good photo outing in Paris.

gilles d.

25 Sep 2008 5:48am

Seb! from Alès, France

Great shot !
You are very lucky for Photokina ;-)

25 Sep 2008 8:50am

kylie from Shanghai, China

Wow I really thought this was shot in a forest. The show sounds amazing! Very jealous! Lovely image too.

25 Sep 2008 11:13am

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

How was it to actually touch the 5D Mark II? I'm drooling as I read this!!!!!

25 Sep 2008 12:08pm

@Betsy Barron: quite nice! It's definitely going on the holiday wish list :)

Lorena from Fort Myers, United States

I love your portraits... Wonderful!

25 Sep 2008 1:26pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I've been reading up on a lot of the things you mentioned and I am looking forward to seeing some of them at Photo-Plus in NY next month.

I'll bet the model was tired at the end of the day.

25 Sep 2008 4:43pm

Simon Hawkings from Reading, United Kingdom

Did you see the Sony Alpha 900? Looks really cool.....

27 Sep 2008 10:08am

rem_la from Villiers, France

drole de chapeau !

27 Sep 2008 10:56am

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

nice photo jason, nice pose too, but the hat!!!

28 Sep 2008 11:25am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

At the moment I'm just using a universal USB drive reader and backing up my images to old hard drives pulled from old computers.

6 Oct 2008 2:52am