Photokina Starts Today!

Today, September 26th, is the start of the week-long Photokina 2006 photography and imaging trade expo in Cologne, Germany. (Photokina opens at 10am in Germany, while midnight owls are calling it a night in San Francisco (1am) and New York folks are still fast asleep at 4am.)

The stars of the show – Canon EOS 400/Rebel XTi, Nikon D80, Olympus E-400, Leica M8, Pentax K10D, to name just a few – will be in full display at the convention.

The climax to the show has been building up since a few weeks ago, with a slew of new product announcements from industry giants in the imaging industry. Camera makers, printer manufacturers, lens crafters, and others – about 1,600 suppliers in all – are slated to show their wares; it will be the biggest Photokina ever, with 160,000 visitors from all over the world attending the convention.

While there have already been a many announcements in the weeks leading up to Photokina, more major announcements are expected from the industry’s big players.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.