NEW YORK — Dozens of new cameras, lenses, software, and accessories, will make their debut at the annual PhotoPlus Conference + Expo taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City Oct. 19 (with a test drive event) and continuing Oct. 20-22.
PhotoPlus Conference + Expo is a fantastic venue to check out camera gear and learn techniques for upcoming travel adventures.
PhotoPlus is the largest photography Expo in North America, attracting hundreds of leading manufacturers and more than 24,000 attendees from around the world. In addition to new products, attendees will be able to participate in special booth events hosted by exhibitors throughout the Expo including free lectures from world renowned photographers, live product demonstrations, and hundreds of giveaways including a new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR at the BorrowLenses.com booth #134. Many exhibitors will preview their new products at the annual Test Drive event on Wednesday evening, October 19th before the show officially opens the next day. Test Drive is a great way for attendees to see what’s new before thousands descend on the Jacob Javits Center for the official start of the Expo. Anyone interested in seeing the latest in imaging technologies needs to attend PhotoPlus Expo.
“The number of new products and services being exhibited at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo is very exciting to see, for both attendees and as an industry,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of the Photo+ Group. “And the special events occurring at exhibitor booths throughout the show make PhotoPlus more than an Expo. It is really an interactive experience that gives attendees an opportunity to not only touch and try the latest imaging technology but to listen and learn from some of the most respected creative professionals in the industry. The best part is the entire experience can be attained with a single Expo pass.”
This list of exhibitors represents only a small sampling of new products, services, special booth events, and giveaways attendees can expect to see during PhotoPlus Expo. For a complete list of exhibitors and products, visit the complete list of exhibitors at PhotoPlus Expo 2016.
Bay Photo – (Booth #544)
Bay Photo Wood Boxes are the perfect to way to stylishly deliver prints to your clients with a naturally elegant presentation. Images can be printed or engraved directly onto the box, and choose from Photographic Prints or MetalPrints to include as contents inside the box, with or without a Bamboo Display Stand. Stop by their booth and check them out for yourself.
BorrowLenses.com – (Booth #134)
If you are going to PhotoPlus Expo, you must head over to the booth of online camera gear rental giant BorrowLenses.com. They will be giving away a brand new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR at PhotoPlus Expo this year in their booth right next to Canon. They are also giving away runner-up prizes: a brand new DJI Osmo 4K camera and a $300 BorrowLenses gift certificate. You do not have to be present to win (drawing by email) but you must be present to enter so head over to booth #134 during expo hours to enter for a chance to win – plus grab some free souvenirs.
Broncolor – (Booth #355)
The new Broncolor RFS 2.2 Transceiver facilitates HS in the Siros L and Move flash systems. It offers the user a bright illuminated LCD screen clearly indicating all settings. It is compatible with all Broncolor power packs or monolights equipped with an RFS 2 or 2.1 interface.
Digital Silver Imaging – (Booth #173)
New55 PN Instant 4×5 Black & White Positive-Negative Film is making its PhotoPlus Expo debut. New55 Film Project CEO, Sam Hiser will be in the Digital Silver Imaging booth 173 on Friday, 10/21 to show this new product and answer questions about this ground breaking positive-negative INSTANT 4×5 film and their Kickstarter campaign for New55 COLOR, an instant 4×5 color print film. New55 PN is a black and white 4×5 instant positive-negative sheet film that produces an instant negative and a positive print; it works with the famous 545 series of holders (545, 545i and 545 Pro). A limited number of boxes will be available for sale at a special PhotoPlus price.
DxO – (Booth #545)
DxO and professional photographers Daniel Berry and Eric Hu will take you on a Photo Walk across New York City. Come with your iPhone or iPad, and they will provide you with a DxO ONE—the only miniaturized professional quality camera. Don’t miss this opportunity to try out the DxO ONE for free and learn from the experience of two talented photographers – Sarah Lee and Camilla Ferrari, who will be at the DxO booth on the following dates and times.
Dates and Time:
Fri, October 21, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dxo-one-photo-walk-nyc-tickets-28492946169
Sat, October 22, 2016
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dxo-one-photo-walk-nyc-tickets-28493152787
FLM Canada (Booth #564)
FLM is proud to announce its ultra-compact and ultra-strong new tripod, the CP-Travel. Featuring 10 layers of carbon fiber tubing, a redesigned apex, and new leg locks and shims, the CP-Travel promises to set a new standard in quality and stability. Weighing 2.8 pounds using 5 leg sections, the CP-Travel will hold up to 22 pounds of camera gear and fold down to 15 inches. It will be available in stores in December 2016.
Fotodiox Pro – (Booth #873)
Joining Fotodiox’s family of FlapJack LED Edgelights – product leaders in portability, versatility, and affordability – is the all-new FlapJack 1×1 LED Edgelight. Shoot with the FlapJack’s signature soft glow in a 1 foot-by-1 foot form factor that’s easier than ever to store, stack and transport. The FlapJack 1×1 offers the same power as the FlapJack Studio (but in half the size), is fully dimmable and provides full control over color temperature. Perfect for both studio and location shooting, the FlapJack 1×1 can operate off the included AC adapter, the included pair of NP-F style batteries, or the built-in mount for an optional V-Lock battery.
FotoMasters Ltd. – (Booth #237)
The Mirror Me Booth is a unique photo-generating product offering the latest technology in interactive picture taking. The full-length mirror offers a sleek design and a user-friendly interface, communicating with guests through a touch screen of colorful animations and an entertaining voice guidance. The Mirror Me Booth combines modern technology with traditional photo booth fun. As guests walk up to the mirror, colorful animations and a voice guidance invite them to experience the magic of the interactive Mirror Me Booth.
With a customizable Workflow and Layout Builder, you can choose from a wide array of features to include in the interactive photo-taking experience. Choose to include gesture guidance, voice guidance, animated sayings displayed on the mirror, touch screen neon photo signing, an interactive “Screaming Contest”, and a colorful photo countdown. FotoMaster includes many pre-made Workflows as part of the software as well. These pre-made sequences include animations and features that flow perfectly.
Fundy Software – (Booth #449)
Fundy Software, creator of Fundy Designer, the only template free, full suite of design solutions for the professional photographer, announced new sales tools in Fundy Designer v7, designed to help professionals easily add or expand studio sales of printed albums and more, both in person and remotely via Skype or Google +. Fundy Software’s goal is to make Fundy Designer v7 the most profitable software available for professional photographers. The new features in v7 enable all photographers, whether their doing in-person sales or just hearing the buzz, with a quick and simple solution to help build consistently high sales.
Show Special: 30% off your purchase + a free year of Design Proofer ($96 value) with purchase of Album Builder or Gallery Designer.
GigaPan (OmegaBrandess) – (Booth #460)
The new GigaPan EPIC Pro V provides horizontal rotation and vertical panning continuously while the camera is in the video recording mode. Plus, it provides the ability to pan on two axes, enabling diagonal movement in fluid motion with speed control. You set the start and finish positions and the duration of the movement. In motion time lapse mode you select the beginning and ending positions, the duration of the time-lapse, and the number of images you would like to shoot. This also lets you move on two axes.
Grip&Shoot – (Booth #473)
The G&S CAGE is the newest product that complements their flagship design. Attach your GRIP&SHOOT to create the ultimate media recording machine. The CAGE now allows your GRIP&SHOOT to holster Microphones, Flashes, Top Handles, Monitors, Camera Arms, and anything else that can be connected via ¼”-20 or Cold-Shoe method. It’s Universal to hold any phone or case (up to 3.5” wide) and still wirelessly connects to your device so you have full control without having to touch your screen. Hand-Held, Tripod Mounted, Remote Control; the CAGE does it all.
G-Technology – (Booth #245)
G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C delivers super fast SSD performance and speedy 10 Gb/s USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface connection for lightning fast transfers of your precious videos, photos, music and more. It’s easy to set up and bus-powered, so there’s no need to carry an external AC power supply. Toss it in your bag and you’re good to go with storage and backup wherever you need to be. Available in space gray and silver, the portable G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C is the perfect companion for your MacBook.
Hahnemuhle – (Booth #437)
Hahnemühle announces Elegant Portfolio Boxes with a refined linen for high quality presentation and storing of fine art prints. The black portfolio box is produced from acid-free, archival materials according to the requirements of the “Photographic Activity Test”. The fine textured cover material consists of 100 % cotton. These limited editions include 50 sheets of FineArt Inkjet paper in A3+. Choose between Photo Rag® 308, FineArt Baryta and FineArt Baryta Satin. Every box comes with 50 acid-free interleaf sheets to protect your fine art prints from scratches and abrasion, as well as three Certificate of Authenticitywith holograms and one pair of Hahnemühle gloves.
Hasselblad Bron Inc. – (Booth #355)
Hasselblad is proud to announce the X1D ‘4116 edition’. Weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera. It’s ergonomic and compact, making it a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The X1D ‘4116 edition’ is a 50MP special all-black version that includes an extended warranty, XCD 45mm lens, shoulder strap, and leather hand strap.
XCD 30mm lens
The XCD lenses are part of a new family of dedicated Hasselblad auto focus lenses, developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronization up to 1/2000 sec.
HumanEyes Technologies – (Booth #855)
The Vuze virtual reality camera was created by HumanEyes Technologies, a veteran in 3D and animated content creation, display and processing and a pioneer of the lenticular printing solutions for the Graphic Arts industry. Vuze camera is the world’s first high quality, high resolution 3D 360 virtual reality camera with an integrated Studio featuring super-simple automatic VR movie production. Now everyone without a Hollywood budget or technical expertise can create unforgettable experiences to relive and share from every angle, over and over.
PhotoPlus Expo attendees can receive a 15% discount if they order a complete Vuze kit before by October 31, 2016. The kit includes the Vuze 3D 360 Camera, VR Headset, Vuze Mini Tripod, Vuze app and Vuze Studio.
Innova Art – (Booth #1148)
Innova Art announces “Editions”, a new luxury-class range of archival quality, fine art inkjet papers. The company will debut six new papers Photo Plus Expo including Fabriano Printmaking Rag, a soft grain paper mimicking renowned European etching papers; Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Rag, a cold press paper for output worthy to hang with history’s great works of art; Photo Cotton Rag, the smoothest fine art paper offered by Innova; Etching Cotton Ragembodies the excellence of modern machine made etching papers; andExhibition Cotton Gloss and Photo Baryta, which rival darkroom papers of the past.
Innova is also one of the paper companies participating in the Power of Print pavilion featuring Canon printers. Attendees can visit the pavilion and have one of their images printed on “Editions” paper.
LaCie – (Booth #464)
The LaCie Rugged USB-C marries Rugged durability with high-tech USB-C connectivity. The result is a vault for your data that’s compatible with next-gen computers like the Apple Macbook, as well as USB computers.
Manfrotto – (Booth #555)
Manfrotto Distribution is pleased to debut the following products in the U.S. at PhotoPlus Expo 2016: Manfrotto Be free Live- the most compact & lightweight travel video kit designed to support CSCs and DSLRs; the new XPRO Monopod+ family for Photo & Video; several new bags including the Pro Light Reloader-55 Roller & 3N1 Backpacks; Advanced Backpack and Shoulder bag for CSCs; Street Backpack, Shoulder bag and Messenger for CSCs & the Lifestyle Windsor Collection; Gitzo Systematic Tripods & Monopods; plus Generation X – travel and studio lighting from Bowens.
OP/TECH USA – (Booth #566)
OP/TECH USA is introducing several exciting new products at PhotoPlus Expo this year. Their URBAN SLING™ is perfect for navigating through crowds with its quick-adjust system and offers the security of cut-resistant cable.
The GIMME GRIP STRAP™ is an ideal hand strap which offers a full range of movement for use with smaller mirrrorless cameras and full-sized D-SLRs. Simply attach it to your camera and quick-release plate and you’re good-to-go. For protecting midsize cameras there are new sizes of their SOFT POUCH™–BODY COVER and SOFT POUCH™–D-SERIES camera pouches. And finally, their new SOFT POUCH™–E-Z CLOSE with magnetic closures offers compact storage in several sizes.
Panono – (Booth #1156)
The Panono Camera is the highest resolution 360° camera on the market. From marketing to journalism, from construction to insurance, from tourism to real estate – Panono lets you create high-quality 360° and VR content for business applications. As a fully integrated 360° photo solution for professionals, Panono offers 108 MP panorama shots (16K x 8K equirectangular), High Definition Range (HDR) imaging, automated stitching and cloud-based services for image delivery and storage.
SKB Cases (Booth #759)
Visit Booth #759 to see SKB Cases and Think Tank Photo co-branded line of Flyer Series Cases designed around SKB’s indestructible waterproof iSeries hardshell cases with premium interiors designed by Think Tank Photo.
These exclusive interiors boast durable, fully customizable divider options for camera/video equipment and accessories, robust lid organizers, a wrap-around hard case cover with shoulder strap, a unique zippered pull-out divider case, and a backpack specifically designed to fit the SKB rolling carry-on case (3i-2011-7B). Flyer Series Cases are available in four popular sizes, two carry-on sized options ideal for DSLR or Mirrorless cameras, a rolling carry-on size, and a checkable case for larger video gear.
Sound Shark Audio – (Booth #956)
Sound Shark allows video production houses and wedding videographers to capture audio from greater distances than a shotgun microphone and with greater directionality. It also allows dialogue to be captured without having to mic up the speaker.
Sound Shark Audio is the consumer products division of Klover Products, Inc. the leading supplier of professional parabolic microphones in the U.S. Our broadcast products are used every week for capturing on-field sound at college and professional sporting events. Sound Shark makes this same technology available to all videographers.
Stop by booth 956 for a demonstration and a special discount.
Spider Holster – (Booth #1151)
The SpiderLight Camera Holster is the perfect companion for anyone that wants an easy draw-from-the-hip solution to take their camera anywhere. Designed by Spider Holster specifically for mirrorless cameras and small DSLRs, this new camera holster is lightweight, durable and extremely versatile. Hit the street or the trail… it’s your camera, on the go!
The SpiderLight Backpacker allows you to holster your camera onto any backpack strap or messenger bag strap. The ergonomic design works with your body’s natural contours, so go ahead and take that long hike!
Tamron – (Booth #818)
Tamron’s new SP 150–600mm Di VC USD G2 ultra telephoto lens features upgraded optical performance and a new VC system for handheld shooting with remarkable definition. The G2 lens provides better resolution from corner to corner and is optimized for use with today’s higher pixel-density cameras. Faster AF speed, three VC modes, new Flex Zoom Lock, plus Arca-Swiss type removable tripod mount, fluorine coating, Tap-In Console compatibility, and two optional teleconverters round out the new SP 150-600mm G2. Rebuilt from the ground up to meet Tamron’s strict quality standards and design specifications, the new Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 combines smart engineering and high-performance with quality craftsmanship, durability and user-friendliness.
At the Tamron booth, attendees will have the opportunity to test out Tamron’s primes and fast zooms in our live portrait studio. After shooting, attendee receives a free gift. Tamron is offering great exclusive show rebates (valid on top of nation mail-in rebates and instant savings) for select lenses purchased at the show from an exhibiting authorized Tamron dealer. Purchasers get a free t-shirt with purchase. Attendees can bring their Tamron lens to their Clean & Check center for a 4-point expert inspection and cleaning. Any lens that requires out of warranty service will be repaired at a 15% discount in 3 business days.
Tether Tools – (Booth #1127)
The Case Air Wireless Tethering System connects and transfers images instantly from your camera to a phone, tablet or computer. Case Air lets you control advanced camera settings including focus points, exposure settings, bracketing, time-lapse, HDR, and more. View your images on a larger screen to check critical focus and composition, or use Live View or movie mode for real-time capture to share and collaborate as you create. Pre-order’s available at www.TetherTools.com.
Tether Tools will also host a number of world-class photographers at their booth during the show. A complete schedule is listed here and make sure you find time to stop by and learn all you can.
Thursday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m.
John Keatley – Workflow with Clients
Friday, October 21st at 2:30 p.m.
Peter Hurley – Getting it Right in Camera
Saturday, October 22nd at 2:30 p.m.
Lindsay Adler – Collaborating on Fashion Shoots
Think Tank Photo / MindShift Gear – (Booth #1029)
MindShift Gear’s new TrailScape backpack balances outdoor photographers’ desire to have access to their essential photo gear while maintaining a slim and compact profile. The TrailScape fits a complete camera system, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached with hood in the shooting position. With its multiple lash points, photographers can carry extra gear, such as a light jacket and lunch. Its laptop and tablet slots allow them to use this as their “go to” backpack while in transit. Additional features include a dedicated quick access smartphone/sunglasses pocket, a tripod/monopod/hiking pole mounting system, and two large water bottle pockets with cinch cord.
WhiteWall Lab – (Booth #140)
WhiteWall lab has truly revolutionized the print process with its new ultraHD Photo Print, taking photo prints to the next level in terms of sharpness. Thanks to innovative exposure techniques and technology, WhiteWall has managed to achieve twice the resolution of conventionally developed pictures. Regardless of whether a photo is taken with a medium format camera or a smartphone, the ultraHD Photo Print lives up to its name, producing the highest possible amount of sharpness. These incredibly sharp results are created by solid state laser exposure working in perfect harmony with more efficient developing and drying processes.
To make the photo paper as even as possible, it is climatized in a special room with constant humidity and stable temperature. This helps minimize laser beam dispersal, resulting in razor sharp prints. Proprietary software is used to optimize the color intensity and sharpness of image files. For those looking for the ultimate in image sharpness, the ultraHD Photo Print Under Acrylic Glass is an exciting option. ultraHD Photo Prints are available with ¾-inch or 1.5-inch acrylic glass to accentuate the image’s depth and vibrant colors.
Yuneec USA – (Booth #255)
Breeze is the flying camera designed with you in mind. Capture aerial photos and video of your daily adventures effortlessly – and do it in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition with the option of 13 megapixel stills. Both convenient and compact, Breeze is controlled by your iOS or Android device with the Breeze Cam app and weighs just under 1 pound. Take selfies, adjust camera settings or use one of its five automated flight modes all from the convenience of your smart device. Once you’ve captured the perfect shot, share it instantly to your favorite social media outlets directly from the app.
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