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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tokina at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Check out what's new with Tokina at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Instax by FujiFilm at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

We catch up with Instax by Fujifilm to find out what's new in the world of instant film.  They have expanded the line of these immensely popular cameras.  You can now have a digital+film option!

Tamron at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Marc with Tamron talks to us about their new award winning lenses at PhotoPlus Expo 2018.  

Feisol at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Feisol makes some of the world's best and lightest tripods. At PhotoPlus Expo 2018 they showed us their tiny but mighty mini travel tripod that weighs next to nothing but can hold a hefty 16 pounds.  This year there is also a version with a ball head.

Monday, October 29, 2018

ORANGEMONKIE's Foldio Studio and Foldio360 Smart Turntable

Orangemonkie's Marketing Manager Andrew demonstrates the Foldio Studio and their new Foldio 360 Smart Turntable.  Easily create stunning 360 images of your products with Orangemonkie.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Nikon Gives an Overview of the Z6 at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Brendan caught up with Nikon for an overview of the Z6, going over its features and how it differs from the Z7.

Brevité Showcases Backpacks at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Definitely "cooler than your dad's camera backpack," Brevité talks about their True North line of bags.

Lensbaby at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Original Lensbaby creator Craig shows Brendan the new Sol 45. This lens has adjustable bokeh blades to create varying effects in the out-of-focus areas of your images.  Watch the video and check out for more information

LIVE at Photo Plus Expo 2018 with VUZE by Humaneyes

Jim Malcom of Humaneyes Technology shows us the Vuze XR Dual VR Camera.  It shoots VR180 and 360° in 5.7k. If you pre-order now you can get a special bundle: The Vuze XR camera, a 360° underwater Housing, a 64GB microSD card, and free global shipping for $439 (valid until Nov 4).

Saturday, October 27, 2018

LIVE from Photo Plus Expo 2018 with Sigma Photo

Brendan catches up with Sigma Photo to learn about all the new lenses announced at Photokina earlier this year.  The expanded lineup gives photographers a creative edge across several camera makes.  Check them out at

LIVE from Photo Plus Expo with Canson Infinity

Canson Infinity talks about their Certified Print Lab Programme.  Photographers and artists can now have their work commercially printed on Canson Papers.  See for more infornation.

Friday, October 26, 2018

LIVE with Parrot at Photo Plus Exp

A close up look at the Parrot Anafi, a compact folding drone that features a gimble head that will allow the camera to shoot straight up and side to side, as well as zoom.

Preview of the New Ricoh GRiii Camera

Jodi Palm of Ricoh shows P3 News and Reviews the history of the GR camera and the up and coming GRiii.  Upgraded features and a touchscreen make it better than ever.

LIVE with Vanguard at Photo Plus Expo2018

Vanguard showcases two of their TIPA award winning products at Photo Plus Expo2018.  Check these out and more at

Thursday, October 25, 2018

BenQ SW240 24in monitor overview

We get a Hands-On overview with BenQ and their latest 24 inch monitor. Perfect for any photographer or graphic designer on a budget with an MSRP of only $399

Live with Lume Cube at Photo Plus Expo 2018

We caught up with Lume Cube to check out the latest accessories for their compact lighting units.  As a bonus, LumeCube generously provided a loaner light for the shooting of video and stills.  Check them out at!

Chuck Westfall Technical Education Award

First ever Chuck Westfall technical education award presented at the Lucie Technical Awards 2018


October 25, 2018 (New York, NY) - The fourth annual Lucie Technical Awards, an initiative of the Lucie Foundation, announced the 2018 winners, during the PhotoPlus Conference + Expo,, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, in New York. The Lucie Technical Awards Advisory Board is responsible for determining the winners. These professionals all share a passion for creating extraordinary imagery through innovative technology. The awards are presented by Lucie Foundation and hosted by PhotoPlus Conference + Expo, with sponsorship from The Imaging Alliance. This endeavor greatly expands the scope of the Lucie Awards’ mission.

Live from #PPE2018 and the 4th annual Lucie Technical Awards

It has been a long first day at PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2018 but we have had fun. The show attendance seems to have gotten off to a slow start, but it has led to some great insights. The Lucie Awards were great with some suprising results (results coming soon) and a very touching award in memory of photography pioneer Chuck Westfall.
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Live from PhotoPlus Expo 2018 starts TODAY! #PPE2018

We are happy once again to bring you LIVE coverage from the largest consumer photography expo, starting today!!
Your hosts will be Melanie Beus and Brendan Cavanaugh, streaming photos, video and text from the show floor to our various outlets here, FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

We would also like to welcome onboard out newest contributor Shunbao Wang,  who will be helping with our coverage at the show and beyond with our Chinese friends and photo companies in China!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

ZEISS to show new Lenses and ZX1 at #PPE2018


(HAWTHORNE, New York  – October 23, 2018) – ZEISS is exhibiting stunning new products at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City from Thursday, October 25th through Saturday, October 27th, 2018. ZEISS will be showcasing a new member of the Batis family of lenses, the Batis 2/40CF, and their new generation ZX1 camera at Booth #1029.

The Batis family of lenses have a longstanding reputation of being lightweight with fast autofocus and close focusing distance. The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses are specially developed for mirrorless, full-frame sensor cameras from Sony. ZEISS’ new Batis 2/40 CF has a 40-millimeter fixed focal length, making it ideal for close-ups. In addition, its close focusing distance of just 24 centimeters (9.4 inches), combined with its moderate wide-angle imaging the Close Focus lens (CF) is incomparable for varying landscapes. Additionally, the high micro contrast and initial aperture of f/2 can perfectly depict individual objects.

New Luxurious Lineup of Leather Camera Bags from Cecilia

If your looking for a new camera bag but are tired of the same old nylon looking ones, this more upscale line from Cecilia may be what your after. Made from and/or trimmed with Leather and styled to fit your outfit these bags aim to shine in the world of functional yet not so fashionable gear bags. We can't wait to get our hands on them at PhotoPlus Expo 2018, look for our live coverage starting tomorrow! #PPE2018

Press Release Below:

Cecilia Announces Luxurious Lineup of Leather and Leather-trimmed
Camera Backpacks and Camera Messenger Bags

Customizable, light-weight bags set to debut at Photo Plus Expo in New York.

Mamaroneck, NY USA — October 22, 2018 — Cecilia, an American company with over 160 years of heritage in the leather industry and driven by a passion for high quality products for photo and everyday use, today announced an all-new lineup of camera backpacks and messenger bags. They will be introduced at the Photo Plus Expo consumer photography show held at the Jacob Javits Center beginning October 25, 2018. Named for world renowned cartographers to engender a spirit of exploration and adventure, the new bags will be available in black or chestnut full-grain cowhide or durable cotton canvas with rich leather appointments.


Featuring the latest X Series and GFX mirrorless digital cameras, instax instant cameras, printing solutions and photo paper products

Valhalla, N.Y., October 24, 2018 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation will showcase its comprehensive range of new and innovative products at the PhotoPlus International Expo (Booth #537) from October 25 – October 27, 2018 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

At the expo, a variety of products will be featured including the new rangefinder-style FUJIFILM GFX 50R medium format mirrorless digital camera, FUJIFILM X-T3 mirrorless digital camera, and newest additions to the XF Lens lineup. Also on display in the booth will be mockups of the GFX 100 Megapixel concept model and lenses recently added to the XF and GF Lens Roadmaps. In addition, the new instax SQUARE SQ20, instax SQUARE SQ6 and SQ6 Taylor Swift Edition will be showcased in the booth, as well as photofinishing products including the GetPix Kiosk and FRONTIER-S DX100 printer, and quality photo paper products including Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper and the newly announced Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Maxima.

The show will feature several Fujifilm-hosted professional photographer lectures at the booth including speakers who have trusted their work to X Series and GFX, instax and the DX100 printer. For the full speaker schedule, please visit

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The fourth annual Lucie Technical Awards at PPE 2018

October 16, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA) - The fourth annual Lucie Technical Awards, an initiative of the Lucie Foundation and sister program of The Lucie Awards, announces the 2018 finalists. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 6:30 pm, during PDN PhotoPlus Conference + Expo,, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, immediately following the cocktail reception at 5:30. The awards are presented by Lucie Foundation and hosted by PhotoPlus Conference + Expo, and the cocktail reception is sponsored in part by The Imaging Alliance. These awards honor the most innovative products from the past year, and the innovators who have shaped the industry. PhotoPlus Conference + Expo runs from October 25-27 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Free RSVP here:

“Since its inception 4 years ago, I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to the success of The Lucie Technical Awards. I want to acknowledge the Lucie Foundation for their creativity in bringing these awards to, not only the highest levels of the industry, but also to the consumer, thereby extending accessibility to our entire community. In addition, I’m pleased to say this year we honor one of our industry’s finest, by offering the Chuck Westfall Technical Education Award. This is such an appropriate addition to the event and will be a highlight for me,” states Bob Rose, Editor-At-Large, at PDN and Assistant Professor in the Photographic Sciences department at RIT.

Sigma to show new lenses at PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Sigma Captures PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2018 With Hot New Lens Lineup
Making their debut in the US, Sigma spotlights its newest Global Vision lenses: 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art, 56mm F1.4 Contemporary, 70-200mm F2.8 Sports and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sports; Sigma Pros to offer engaging presentations and interactive talks throughout the show
Ronkonkoma, NY – October 16, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will showcase its expanded Sigma Global Vision lineup, which includes the following five groundbreaking lenses: Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports and Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports, at the upcoming PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2018 held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 25-27, 2018 (booth 837). “In terms of innovation, it’s been a landmark year for Sigma and we are excited to share with attendees these incredible new lens models,” states Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Each Sigma lens line is crafted with distinctive capabilities that facilitate the ultimate in artistic expression. Our Art lenses stand out with unsurpassed optical excellence, while the Sigma Sports lens line offers high customization and robust features for challenging shooting conditions. The versatile Contemporary lens family delivers superior performance in a compact and lightweight form factor. Our new Global Vision lens introductions reflect Sigma’s continuous innovation and we look forward with great anticipation to the extraordinary images Sigma photographers will capture.” 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Live from PhotoPlusExpo Coverage

We are happy once again to bring you LIVE coverage from the trade show floor at PDN PhotoPlusExpo in NYC October 25th and 26th your hosts will be Melanie Beus and Brendan Cavanaugh, streaming photos, video and text from the show floor to our various outlets here, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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