Day One at PhotoPlus Expo : Getting Hands On

The crowds came out despite the rain today at the Javits Center in NYC.
It seemed like there were more booths/exhibitors, and honestly, a lot more quality of gear being shown.
Maybe because everyone can get a head start on the goods online, both to see AND to react.
Today they came to touch.
And there was no shortage of sweet photo gear for that.
Here are some of the stills from the day, and video is coming. We shot a ton and more tomorrow.

You can almost see the smile behind the camera, as one visitor got his hands on a new Fuji X10. Of course he never let go of his bag used to take home brochures.( and swag)

more pix after the jump.

Delkin launched a huge move into the GoPro territory, with the Wing Man HD. Many of the same specs, with a 1/4″-20 tripod mount built in and a monitor built into the back. Tiny, Micro SD and less expensive. Bold step by Delkin as GoPro is blasting the market. Video to come.

Nikon brought the new P7100 with articulated screen, as well as the top model from the Nikon 1 series.

Canon showed off the 1Dx, which come to market in March. Tomorrow we get a video walk through, and more photos.

More Photos After The Jump

Most of the manufacturers were having presenters talking about, not only product features, but excellent shooting tips.

ThinkTank Photo had a well deserved full house most of the day. I had folks stopping me to ask me about my ThinkTank gear I was carrying. When it’s good, you let people know.

And then we saw what may have been the creepiest product for us. Perhaps it was the execution, and using different images would be better.

There was this coolness, but at the price, even discounted, you better know your RC helicopter skill sets:

At night, Tim Mantoani had a book signing of his long awaited volume of portraits of photographers and their iconic images.
It was a special event as many of the photographers included came by to sign books, and share praise and admiration for each other. Touching moments as one photographer would profess their long standing admiration and awe of another.

One of our favorite photographers, and just plain good people ,Douglas Kirkland was on hand.
The shock of white hair and the ever present up-beat mood, always brings god vibes to any event.

OK, maybe that’s a more serious portrait of him, but he does have gravitas in this photographic world of ours.

More tomorrow!

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Current Exhibitions

  • Metropolitan Museum Of Art
  • Irving Penn: Centennial
  • APR 24, 2017–July 30th, 2017
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue
  • New York, NY 10028
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  • Annenberg Space for Photography
  • APR 8, 2017 – AUG 13, 2017
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  • Century City, CA. 90067
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  • Getty Center
  • Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante
  • May 23rd-Aug. 13th, 2017
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW
  • Through July 30th, 2017
  • 11 West 53 Street
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel:212-708-9400
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Mark Ruwedel-HELL and HOME
  • May 4th-June 24th, 2017
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • MAY 25 – JULY 7, 2017
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  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Peter Fetterman Gallery
  • SEBASTIÃO SALGADO A Life in Photography
  • June 3 – September 2, 2017
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 90404
  • Phone: 310.453.6463

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