Canon's first UK exhibition and show aimed at professional photographers
Yesterday I visited the first day of Canon UK's new Pro Photo Solutions show, which runs for two days at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. As and experiment, I've produced three short videos to give you a tour of the certain aspects of the show.
The first video takes us around the show floor and you get to see a 55-camera 'time slice' machine, using EOS-45D0 DSLRs to produce three dimensional action videos; the kind made famous by films like The Matrix.
The second video was recorded at a press event yesterday morning, which introduced the new Canon EOS-1D Mark IV high-speed DSLR to assembled journalists.
Lastly, we return to the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, this time with a hands-on demo of one of only a handful of pre production samples in the country. See Amateur Photographer magazine's editor, Damien Demolder, give the 1D Mark IV a close examination, while Cliff Smith (Trusted Reviews) and Mark Goldstein (Photography Blog) discover the wonders of 10 frames per second shooting.
By mid morning we had bright sunshine in Isington. The show was fairly busy, if not crowded out. It's a spacious venue. Hasselblad even felt it was worth booking a stand to tempt Canon shooters away from their EOS cameras. And, of course, there was that amazing time slice 3D video machine using no less than 55 Canon EOS-450D DSLRs.
Here's a rare journalist's eye view of a press presenatation of the new Canon EOS-1D Mark IV which took place before the show opened on the first day.
Finally, one of Canon's Pro DSLR system analysts, came out onto the show floor to let us handle the new EOS-1D Mark IV. The sound the camera makes at 10fps is going to give celebrities and sports stars nightmares in the coming months!
One booth at the show, if you are a valid professional photographer using Canon gear, well worth a visit is the Canon Professional Services (CPS) booth. It's free to CPS member, although you do have to prove that you are a professional photographer, and benefits include access to an equipment lending service (yes, it's free), offering loans of most of the Canon lens range, plus other system accessories and even camera bodies if yours are being serviced.
The show finishes today (Wednesday 28th, October 2009), so if the coverage above inspires you enough, don't hesitate if you'd like to see the show for yourself. For more details, see the official show information.