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Focus on Imaging

Posted 03/02/2010 - 18:31 Link
I wondered if anyone is thinking of going to the Focus on Imaging this year. I went last year but didn't really have a plan. I know Pentax won't be there again but I'm after a basic setup for a home studio - any recommendations.
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K7, K100d, 18-55mm kit, 50-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, 50mm f1.4, 16-45mm f4.0, 50-135mm f2.8
Posted 03/02/2010 - 20:10 Link
theflashcenter will be there with some offers on the new elinchrom d-lites, but that also means the old ones should be cheaper....

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my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.
Posted 03/02/2010 - 20:54 Link
I will be there, probably on the Monday. As for lights, I have the interfit Coolight 5 constant lighting. Worth a look
Some Cameras
Posted 03/02/2010 - 23:55 Link
MOnday for us as well - not quite so manic as the first day hopefully!
Best regards, John
Posted 04/02/2010 - 00:57 Link
Sunday for us!
Posted 04/02/2010 - 11:44 Link
Monday for me, Sunday is a bunfight!

Will those going be using Photozine/Pentax User's stand as a base camp as it's adjacent to the rest/coffee bar area?
Best regards
Richard Day

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Posted 04/02/2010 - 12:19 Link
A question from a yank, is this anything like PDN Photo Expo Plus only the UK version? If so, I enjoy these shows though they can be exhausting, but the information and deals some of them offer is great.

The Photomonk
Posted 05/02/2010 - 17:52 Link
I have no idea what PDN is like, but Focus is the UK's largest photographic expo and the largest annual show in Europe (Photokina is every two years, and is HUGE). Pentax haven't exhibited for several years whereas most of their competitors and even much smaller companies do.

It was once suggested that they didn't exhibit because it is a selling show with many retailers having stands, but then, all excuses are equal!

ePHOTOzine and Pentax User are usually there, but I cannot see them listed this year, I also notice that Olympus aren't listed this year either, which is strange, as they usually have a fairly big stand.

Show link Focus 2010
Best regards
Richard Day

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Posted 05/02/2010 - 19:07 Link
I teach on a Monday. Is it worth going on the Wednesday or is it all over by then?

Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
Posted 05/02/2010 - 19:40 Link
I've been on the web sit K and it runs until Wednesday, so you'll be ok

Posted 05/02/2010 - 19:42 Link
I've been looking at the talk's on the focus web site

has any one been to Martin Oliver and is it worth £90.00 for the talks ??

Posted 05/03/2010 - 21:50 Link
I will be there on Monday, meeting up with a few fellow Pentaxians and also some Nikonians and Canonites.

If you are interested to meet during the day and swap notes, PM me and I will let you have my mobile number so we can get in touch when there.

I plan to arrive around 11:30. Hope to see some of you guys there.
Best regards
Richard Day

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