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Dozens of New Products Make Debut at PhotoPlus Expo 2017 at Javits Center, NYC

October 25, 2017
PhotoPlus_102116_022e2 (c) Karen Rubin

PhotoPlus Expo 2017 affords an opportunity to see new camera gear and learn new techniques © Karen Rubin/

Dozens of new products including cameras, lenses, lighting gear, software, and accessories will make their debut at the annual PhotoPlus Conference + Expo this week. PhotoPlus is the largest photography Expo in North America, attracting hundreds of leading manufacturers and more than 20,000 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 renowned photographers and educators and live product demonstrations. Many exhibitors will preview their new products at the annual Test Drive event on Wednesday evening, October 25th before the show officially opens the next day. Test Drive is the best way to check out what’s new before thousands descend on the Jacob Javits Center for the official start of the Expo. Test Drive is free to everyone with a PhotoPlus Expo badge.

“Attendees will be excited to see the dozens of new products and services being introduced for the first time at PhotoPlus Expo,” explains Mike Gangel, Show Director at PhotoPlus Expo. “New cameras, video gear, software, and literally thousands of new photo and video accessories will all be on display. PhotoPlus has become an interactive event 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.”

Here are just a sampling of new products, services, special booth events, and giveaways attendees can expect to see during PhotoPlus Expo. For a list of exhibitors and products, visit the list of exhibitors at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.

Passes for PhotoPlus Expo will also give attendees free access to the NYVR Expo, the largest trade show dedicated to virtual / augmented reality on the East Coast. NYVR Expo will happen October 27-28 and be collocated with PhotoPlus at the Jacob Javits Center.

AdoramaPix – Booth #1019

AdoramaPix, known for their high-quality, artisanal photo books and prints, introduced the new Chelsea Fine Art Book this past summer. Chelsea Fine Art Books are soft cover photo books made with 100% recycled fine art paper with an uncoated matte finish, designed to keep the detail and vibrancy of images for years on end. Named after the iconic Chelsea, New York, AdoramaPix’s new fine art book embodies the traditional, yet modern vibe of the city’s artistic center. The Chelsea Book is made with the idea of creating a personal gallery made up of the special moments that matter most. – Booth #268

Designed by engineers and perfected by photographers, the is a simple and soft elastic grip. The is universal and designed to perfectly fit over the collars of any DSLR camera lens. It provides protection and makes fumbling for your focus a thing of the past.

Digital Silver Imaging – Booth #164

Digital Silver Imaging’s Print Hanger is an elegant and affordable way to display photographs. Paired aluminum rails gently and securely slide onto the top and bottom of your print for easy display. Print Hanger comes in pairs up to 72” in width and with a centered hanging hole pre-drilled on the back of the top hanger. Print Hanger provides a simple and unobtrusive hanging solution for a single print or an entire exhibition. — Booth #671 is a leading online retailer specializing in picture framing products and is announcing a brand new guide for choosing frames for metal prints entitled: “How to Choose and Order the Perfect Frame for Your Metal Prints”. Mark Rogers, President of Frame Destination says: “With the popularity of dye-sublimation metal prints, which can be displayed safely without glass or acrylic, we wanted to make it easier for our customers to choose just the right metal or wood frames for their work. Our frames add extra protection and provide a timeless look to any metal print, and we are excited to share this guide with our customers.” To access the guide, visit

FUJIFILM – Booth #537 / 677

The new FUJIFILM X-E3 mirrorless camera is a perfect travel or street shooting companion. Employing the new 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, the X-E3 gives you fast, reliable performance so you can capture those fleeting moments you want to remember.  The X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus area and is equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm for superior tracking. New touch function controls let you swipe to set up your functions, even when you’re looking through the viewfinder. Bluetooth v.4.0 controls let you quickly pair your camera to Wi-Fi for ultimate wireless control. For vloggers and budding cinematographers, ultra HD 4K video offers the ability to create high quality videos that can transfer easily to social media. The FUJIFILM X-E3 delivers all the features you need in a compact, carry-around mirrorless camera.

Hahnemuhle USA – Booth #243

Cézanne Canvas is the latest addition to Hahnemühle’s range of high-quality canvas for digital FineArt inkjet printing. The natural white cotton canvas contains no optical brighteners (OBA’s), and features a finely woven, elegant surface structure. The matte coating provides a first-class printing result with a wide color gamut and deep, rich blacks. Cézanne Canvas 430gsm provides extraordinary elasticity, making it ideal for stretcher frames.

Illuminati Instrument Corp. – Booth #1059

The Illuminati Light and Color meter is the world’s first wireless Bluetooth light and color meter. It is compatible with both Apple and Android phones. The meter can be up to 80 feet away and send exposure and color temperature information about your scene directly to your smartphone. It works with all types of lighting – tungsten, daylight, LED, fluorescent, HMI and strobe. Multiple Illuminati meters can be connected to your smartphone, so you can monitor many lights simultaneously. Light and color readings can also appear on your smartwatch.

Interfit Photographic – Booth #374

The Honey Badger is a compact, 320Ws studio flash head with the speed, power, and versatility that every photographer needs to attack their next shoot.

LITRA – Booth #767

The Litra Torch is the world’s most versatile adventure photo and video light that fits in your pocket. The compact 1.5”x 1.5” all aluminum form light is waterproof, drop proof, and infinitely mountable. The 2200 Lumen LED solution delivers a high quality, even, flicker free, ultra-wide beam angle for all your outdoor needs. The intelligent design of the Litra Torch offers professional photographers and videographers alike a light that is the best in class in LED technology.

Miller’s Professional Imaging – Booth #701

Miller’s Fine Art Wood Prints are responsibly sourced from maple and birch with a sturdy 1.5” depth. Your imagery is printed directly on the gorgeous wooden surface with warm tones and natural grain, and the finished product comes with a seamless mounting system that includes a built-in level for easy hanging. Available in 11 sizes ranging from 5×7 to 30×40 and produced in lab in just 2-3 days.

Omegabrandess Distribution – Booth #466

Sanho Corporation, creators of the award winning HYPER line of portable power and storage products, along with Omegabrandess Distribution, announce the HyperJuice 80W USB-C Charger and HyperDrive Ultimate USB-C Hub. HyperJuice 80W USB-C Charger just might be the only charger that you will ever need. Whopping 80W charger with enough power to charge your MacBook, PC, iPad, iPhone and any USB-C/US–all in an ultra slim, compact and portable package. The HyperDrive Ultimate USB-C Hub for MacBook & PC is the ultimate 11-in-1 hub with built-in USB-C cable for connectivity with just about every device in the market.

Sigma – Booth #837

Sigma will showcase its Global Vision Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses, including a brand-new addition to the line. The company will also display its breakthrough optics for the cinema market – Cine high-speed Primes and Zooms – as well as the Foveon sensor-based sd Quattro cameras. A breakthrough year for Sigma lens introductions, new models shown include: 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Sigma Global Vision lenses and Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 prime lenses.

Sirui – Booth #1155

The SIRUI A-1005 Aluminum travel tripod kit has been released in the USA and will be a strong offering for the holiday season. Features include: a fully retractable dual stage center column, ½ Turn Twist-Lock Leg Locks for quick and easy deployment, 3 leg angle positions for maximum flexibility in all shooting environments, Load capacity of 22 pounds, Legs fold 180 degrees for a folded length of only 14 inches, and a 6-Year SIRUI Limited Warranty.

The SIRUI VH-10X adds a new dimension to SIRUI’s Video Head Lineup with the addition of a four-position panning feature including a free rotating zero setting.  The perfect head for the videographer on-the-go with a load capacity of 6 kg/13.2 lbs. and weighing only 1.2 kg / 2.6 lbs.  Constructed of high quality aircraft grade aluminum, this head will meet and exceed the high standards of today’s videographers.

Spider Holster – Booth #134

Spider Holster is giving away their NEW branded t-shirts to the first 100 people who make a purchase at their PhotoPlus booth!

Tether Tools – Booth #473

The TetherBlock® locks your tethered cable into place, keeping your cable or cord plugged in and your camera’s sensitive data port protected from damage. The TetherBlock is designed to prevent accidental removal of a USB, HDMI, or FireWire cable from your camera’s data ports by snaking a cable through one of TetherBlock’s three channels. A 1/4″-20 slotted screw attaches the plate to the camera, and can be tightened with a screwdriver or coin. TetherBlock Arca simply connects to any Arca compatible tripod head and TetherBlock mates with your favorite plate to connect to any existing tripod head.

Think Tank Photo – Booth #1011

MindShift Gear’s BackLight® 36L backpack’s back-panel opening allows access to photo and personal gear when taking the pack off is not an option. The zippered compartment reduces the amount of dust, mud, ice or other elements coming in contact with gear, while keeping the pack and shoulder harness clean. Available in two colors, Charcoal and Woodland Green, the BackLight 36L provides 11 liters of daypack capacity for personal gear, including separate dedicated compartments for a 10” tablet and 15” laptop. Even with its increased size, the backpack meets most International and U.S. carry-on requirements.

With Think Tank Photo’s new Spectral shoulder bags, photographers can remain inconspicuous while shooting, knowing their valuable cameras and lenses are safer from theft and the elements. A magnetic Fidlock clasp enables quiet, one-handed access to gear — and then locks automatically when closing the flap. An additional zippered closure gives peace of mind while traveling and can be tucked away when actively shooting. Constructed with durable yet stylish materials, the Spectral Shoulder Bag offers Think Tank quality and ingenuity at a reasonable price.

WhiteWall Lab – Booth #142

German photo lab WhiteWall is exhibiting several new products and services for the first time at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.  Fans of pictures with a rustic look will love the very natural-looking Direct Print on Wood. Its birch wood grain is clearly visible and all orders are produced in exact custom sizes. Every piece of wood used in this process is taken from the tree in a single piece, allowing the grain to remain consistent throughout the print, even with larger format orders.

Photographers looking for new revenue streams will want to look at the new WhiteWall Acrylic Minis. These handy-sized works-of-art can even be shipped directly to customer in a custom gift box and are available in two sizes, 5.1 x 5.1 Inches or 7.1 x 5.1 Inches. They can be hung on the wall, stuck to the fridge with their built-in magnets, or presented on a shelf or windowsill using the included Plexiglas stand.

ultraHD prints achieve twice the resolution of conventionally developed pictures using innovative exposure techniques. Using glossy Fuji Crystal DP II, the paper is climatized in a special room with constant humidity and stable temperature to minimize laser beam dispersal. Proprietary software is used to optimize the color intensity and sharpness of image files. ultraHD is available as a print only, under acrylic glass or mounted on aluminum dibond.

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About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo — — showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.


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PhotoPlus Expo Presenters to Share Views on Impact Culture, Music, War Have on Photography

August 9, 2014
Photographers at the PhotoPlus Expo get a chance to try out lighting techniques. This year's event takes place Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Javits Center, New York City © 2014 Karen Rubin/

Photographers at the PhotoPlus Expo get a chance to try out lighting techniques. This year’s event takes place Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Javits Center, New York City © 2014 Karen Rubin/

For more than 30 years, PhotoPlus Expo has been the meeting place for photographers, educators, enthusiasts, and anyone with a passion for photography and filmmaking.  It has been recognized as much for its keynote presentations as for its extensive seminar schedule and trade show, and this year’s keynote lineup will complement some of the latest topics and issues in photojournalism, photography and creative inspiration. The keynote presentations will be held each day during the PhotoPlus Expo from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to register now because keynote seating is limited and each session is expected to sell out.  Keynote admission is free to Photo Group members (PDN, and WPPI); included with the purchase of any PhotoPlus conference pass or $15 each for non-members and $10 each for high school or college students or educators if purchased online by October 28.  VIP Expo Passes include admission and priority seating at all keynotes as well as the chance to network with the speakers at the Halloween Bash on October 31 at the 230 Fifth rooftop bar and penthouse lounge.

Thursday, October 30 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

“A Day Without News” – Panel Discussion

Imagine looking at the New York Times only to find blank pages without news or photographs.  Each day photojournalists bring the good, the bad and the ugly to the safety and comfort of our kitchens, where we read the news without giving thought to the dangers they endure.

In the past 20 years, more than 1,000 journalists have lost their lives in conflict zones and these numbers are escalating with worrying frequency. Once considered neutral observers, journalists are now being targeted, kidnapped, held for ransom and killed. In 2013, following the deaths of their friends and colleagues, the legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik, the founders of A Day Without News, launched a campaign to raise awareness about the realities faced by journalists all over the world.

This presentation asks the question, “will there soon be a day when it is simply too dangerous for journalists to work in global conflict zones?” Join Aidan Sullivan VP of Getty Images Photo Assignments, Santiago Lyon Director of Photography at AP, and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Ron Haviv, and Antonio Bolfo for firsthand insights about how the increase in journalist targeting has affected each panelist, their colleagues, and their changing role in the world today. This is a rare opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of these issues, to engage with these heroes, and to learn how you can help bring about changes like stronger legislation and increased security for news journalists.

Friday, October 31 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

Martin Parr has been described as a chronicler of our age.  A British documentarian and avid street photographer, his projects offer a penetrating and satirical view of the world we live in and how we present ourselves, from what we value most to the food we eat. Using his signature style of high-saturation color at close range and often using macro lenses and ring flash, Parr enables us to see the familiar in a completely new way. In his PhotoPlus keynote, Parr will share and discuss images from his long career as a photographer, as well as his more recent work as an editor, curator, and passionate chronicler of photo books.

Saturday, November 1 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Ben Folds, first found success with Ben Folds Five and has gone on to a very successful solo career, writing, recording, and performing pop hits, as well as a recent new concerto for piano and orchestra.

In addition to his self-described love of making music “for humans,” Folds is also an avid photographer. During his keynote session, Folds will share his love of photography and discuss its central place at the core of his overall creative being.  I tend to photograph things on the upbeat rather than the downbeat,” he says. “In that way, it’s possible that my music captures notes and my photographs capture the rest. Images always speak for themselves.”

Admission to all three keynotes is included with the purchase of any 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Full Conference Pass, One-Day Pass, and the VIP Expo Pass.  Each of the above passes also includes:

  • A three-day pass to PhotoPlus Expo to see the latest products from over 225 exhibitors
  • Admission to the panel discussion by leading tech experts, entitled “How Technology is Leading the Storytelling Revolution” on October 29 from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Entry into Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking, a pre-show kickoff event on October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers.  The show also offers Seminars and intimate Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques

For more information or for frequent updates, visit the PhotoPlus Expo website or become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.






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