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February 04, 2013

CP Plus 2013 Trade Show Floor round-up [finally final edition]

Tape-delayed we are, but better never than late! Or is it the other way round? :) Here is a round-up of action from the Japanese CP Plus Trade Show Floor... The more newsy items are posted separately in the Trade Show category... This edition is now final. We re-sorted the camera manufacturers alphabetically...

+ the Powershot N square dominated the Canon booth along with other new Elph/Ixus/Ixy/Pixi models and other Powershots and such at DC Watch (computer-translated)

+ booth visit with the R-D1x rangefinder digital camera apparently still alive in the Japanese market at Focus Numerique

+ showing various X-cameras, the new non-X models including the F900-exr and HS50-exr, a Lens Bar and the XF1 all-colors Barney's Collection (who knew!) at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ booth visit with lots of X-cameras at Focus Numerique

+ shows SLR lenses, Nikon CX mirrorless cameras, the new Coolpixies (P520, L820, etc) and more at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ booth visit with lots of lens action at DSLR Magazine
+ short booth visit at dpreview

+ shows LED light ring for the Tough TG-2 elementproof (who knew they had that?) and the new XZ-2 and XZ-10, and various other things at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ new TG-2 and XZ-stylus models at Focus Numerique
+ booth visit at Digital Camera Info
+ new XZ models at DSLR Magazine
+ new 75-300mm II m43rds hands on at DSLR Magazine

+ shows GH3, M43rds lenses, Lumix M43rds Lens Road Map, P&S Lumixes and prototype custom-designed cameras at DC Watch (computer-translated)

Pentax + Ricoh
+ shows MX-1 (not announced in Japan yet) along with Q Mount Cap Lens, new AF360-fG II flash, Qs, WG-waterproofs, telescope zooms, omnidirectional camera and more at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ booth visit with MX-1 close-ups, new WG-waterproofs, Q mount lens cap, GR emptiness and more at DSLR Magazine
+ booth visit at Digital Camera Info
+ booth visit by PentaxForums News

+ shows the new DP3 Merrill along with the new metal-style DN mirrorless lenses and the new 30/1.4 APS-C dSLR lens at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ booth visit including the USB dock at Digital Camera Info
+ short booth visit at dpreview

+ shows SLR and NEX lenses, their full frame camera trio, and more at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ included in the above is a cut-out of the Alpha A99 with the 300mm f2.8G SSM II lens
+ NEX and lenses and cut-outs and such at Focus Numerique

Atrocity Exhibit
+ Hasselblad Lunar at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)

Cameras (General)
+ Casio shows their latest CMOS fast-zooms at DC Watch (computer-translated) which reveals that the Casio Tryx is very popular in China
+ General Imaging shows AgfaPhoto branded digital cameras at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ prototype of TOAST, for time-lapse photography at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)

+ Cosina booth lens action at Focus Numerique
+ hands-on with the Cosina Voigtlander 42.5mm f0.95 Noktor pour M43rds lens at DSLR Magazine
+ Cosina shows the 42.5mm f0.95 Nokton lens for M43rds, and many other lenses too at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ Tamron shows their 28-300mm equivalent compact-zoom for M43rds, new SLR lenses and more at DC Watch (computer-transalted)
+ Tamron booth visit including lens body parts and the new 28-300eq for M43rds at Focus Numerique
+ Tokina shows 70-200mm f4 stabilized lens and other assorted SLR accessories at DC Watch Impress (computer-transalted)
+ Tokina booth visit at Focus Numerique
+ Kenko showing tilt-shift adapter with bellows for M43rds at DC Watch (computer-transalted)

+ Nissin shows prototype Di700 "middle class" clip-on flash at DC Watch (computer-translated)

+ Manfrotto at DC Watch Impress (computer-transalted)
+ Vanguard shows Pistol Grip at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ Coleman SLR accessories and such at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ Etsumi SLR accessories and such at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ new EXUS anti-static and low reflection filter at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ Asanumashokai accessories and such at DC Watch (computer-translated)
+ Air Ball lens barrell for iPads and iPhones at DC Watch )commuter-transalted)
+ Benro G3 can take up to a 55 kilogram load at DC Watch (computer-translated)

+ Mitsubishi shows prints simulation software for computer screens (so you can get a feel on the screen of how a print is actually going to look - or something like that) at DC Watch Impress (computer-transalted)

Japanese Photography websites
+ (computer-translated) {no permalinks to individual posts)
+ DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ best of show at DC Watch (computer-translated)

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