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26th February 2007
Focus on Imaging 2007 illustrated show report
by Ian Burley

The show goes on and here are 16 images for you from the opening day

Although Focus on Imaging continues to miss the likes of Canon, Pentax, Olympus, Casio, Sigma and Sony, the show looks far from threadbare in 2007, as our pictorial tour, below, shows. The show is taking place at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC), 10-6PM, until Wednesday, 28th February (closing at 5PM on the last day).

This year's Focus on Imaging show has a James Bond theme, which was duly adopted by the Phase One large format digital back crew, complete with Bond and Bond girl lookalikes and an Aston Martin, of course.

Adobe teamed up with pen tablet specialists, Wacom, to demonstrate Adobe's ever-growing suites of imaging tools.

Apple was also at Focus on Imaging in force, with a classroom equipped with Mac notebooks to for hands-on demonstrations of Aperture, Apple's imaging workflow competitor to Adobe Lightroom.

If you feel your camera needs added protection from knocks and scrapes, silicone rubber Camera Armor jackets could be for you.

Focus is usually a good place to pick up bargains and companies like Camera World and Jacobs and Camera World we drawing the customers as usual. An old favourite, Mr Cad, who specialise on second hand equipment, were not present this year, unfortunately.

You will find a number of people raising money for charities; this one for the BBC's Children in Need effort, for example.

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