First day at Focus - in pictures
By Ian Burley
The weather hasn’t been kind to travellers heading for the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre for this year’s Focus on Imaging show, but there is plenty to see here.
Here are a few things that caught our eye:
Yes, that’s a Nikon D100 (click here) that Charley, one of Nikon UK’s PR team, is holding gingerly - probably because it’s the one an only in the country.
These two IPC barrow boys are Jamie (technical guru on Amateur Photographer magazine) and Gavin (deputy editor on What Digital Camera). Listen for hollers from their stand extolling the virtues of their ‘goodie’ bags...
This eye-catching stunt is Lowepro’s latest product - which is claimed to be the world’s first water fountain-proof camera bag!
Slightly more serious, but interesting, nonetheless - Gateway to Freedom is a new online digital printing service aimed at both professionals and amateurs.
Sigma’s new Foveon-equipped digital SLR, the SD-9, is at the show - but only in mock-up form. Nevertheless, it signified just how dramatic the rate of change in digital technology is.
Finally, for today, these are two prototype Rollei digital cameras for the specialist professional services market. Don’t be fooled by the circular profile, these aren’t re-badged Sony Mavica CDR cameras. They’re destined for use by architects, security services and medical people, among others.
That’s all from the show today, we’ll have more for you tomorrow.