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October 27, 2011

The Photo Plus 2011 Situation Room (Thursday edition)

The floodgates have opened at the PDN Photo Plus Trade show. Time for a rolling on-going "Situation Room", with your hosts Volfe Blintzes, and critical complainer Jacques Coffeertie ;-)

From the Photo Plus Expo Trade Show Floor
+ best new gear at the trade show at Pop Photo (13-slide slideshow)
+ Fuji X10 hands-on by Digital Camera Review
+ Canon 1D X hands-on and lots of menu screenshots at Photography Bay
+ visits to various booths at P3 News
+ live video coverage at the Photo Plus website (I don't know what the exact schedule is; I haven't gotten video to play with any of the browsers I tried)

Social Media
+ follow the action on Twitter with the #PPE2011 hashtag
+ the trade show's official twitter account @PhotoPlusExpo
+ B&H Photo tweet-instagrams from the show
+ Friday night there will be a "Benefit for Japan" fundraising bash - details

From the Canon Pro Solutions Trade Show Floor
+ booth visits at DSLR Magazine: day #1 and day #2

New Products announced today
+ new Zeiss 25mm f2 SLR lens for Canon and Nikon
+ new Hasselblad H4X medium format open-platform camera body
+ new Leica 30mm f2.8 medium format (S-system) lens

Also happening today
+ Adobe Carousel goes live for the Apple universe (Mac, iOS)
+ Sony buying the whole of Sony Ericccssssonnn

In-stock alerts
+ Sony A65 w/18-55 for $1000 at Amazon and Adorama and J&R World

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