Category: Focus On Imaging

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

10% Off Aaduki Multimedia Insurance

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Aaduki Multimedia InsuranceAaduki Multimedia Insurance is offering 10% off their insurance policies for photographers. The 10% discount will only be available from the Aaduki or SWPP stands at the Focus on Imaging show, and will be valid on quotes issued at Focus up to the end of March 2009. Vince Brown, Sales Manager said, “ We are offering the additional discount to attract photographers that may have seen our name but never received a quotation off us to come and get a price to see how it stacks up against their renewal. We are confident that not only do we offer good value for money in these times of economic hardship, but we have a great service too.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Phase One at Focus on Imaging 2009

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Phase One P 65+Phase One will be demonstrating their range of Digital Backs and Capture One software at this year’s Focus on Imaging show. There will also be seminars and presentations running all day on stand Q10 featuring Walter Borchenko, Drew Gardner and Adrian Weinbrecht. The exhibition takes place at the Birmingham NEC, UK from February 22th - 25th 2009.

Nik Software at Focus on Imaging 2009

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Nik Complete CollectionNik Software are exhibiting their new software products at this year’s Focus on Imaging show. There will also be daily live presentations of their products shown by Nik experts, live shootings and presentations by Robin Preston at the HP stand, and an advanced Capture NX 2 speech at the Nikon stand. The exhibition takes place at the Birmingham NEC, UK from February 22th - 25th 2009.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nikon at Focus On Imaging 2009

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Nikon D3XNikon will be showcasing the new flagship professional camera, the D3X (pictured), at this year’s Focus on Imaging photography show. Held at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 22-25th February, the recently unveiled Coolpix lineup will also make its UK debut. Visitors to the Nikon stand will have the chance to win a Nikon D90 camera kit, and an exciting seminar schedule has been lined up.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Epson at Focus on Imaging 2009

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Epson Stylus Photo R2880Epson has taken a 50% bigger stand at Focus on Imaging 2009, including a dedicated theatre with a full programme of presentations.  “Mike McNamee and Paul Gallagher’s presentations were so popular we have decided to expand the programme of presentations to provide expert advice across a much broader spectrum than was previously possible.” said Kerry Reid, Director of Marketing at Epson. The presentation programme starts at 10.15 every morning, with a presentation every hour. Each presentation will last 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Epson at Focus on Imaging 2008

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

EpsonEpson will be showing their largest printer, the 64” Stylus Pro 11880 and their smallest, the PictureMate 260, at this year’s Focus On Imaging show. Also the Stylus Photo R1900 will be demonstrated in the UK for the first time. Mike McNamee, editor of Professional Imagemaker and Paul Gallagher, photographer and monochrome specialist who will be doing short talks on the stand. Finally, a media gallery will show the wide range of options, including premium glossy, traditional photo, canvas and fine art which are available to choose from.

Nikon at Focus on Imaging 2008

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

NikonNikon will be showcasing its new professional digital SLRs, the D3 and D300, at this year’s Focus on Imaging photographic show. Visitors will also be able to check out the recently announced D60 and Coolpix compacts. Travel photographer Steve Davey and Photography Monthly Editor, Will Cheung, along with John Clements and Oz Kharawala, will be giving talks throughout the show. The Focus on Imaging show runs 24th – 27th February 2008 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

Realviz at Focus on Imaging 2008

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

REALVIZ Stitcher UnlimitedREALVIZ will be demonstrating their full image processing software range at Focus on Imaging 2008. Products on show will include Stitcher Unlimited 5.6, ImageModeler 4, VTour 1.2 HDR and the HDR Imaging Studio. Visitors to the show can also obtain a 20% discount off the standard retail price of the REALVIZ software products.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Wacom at Focus on Imaging 2008

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Wacom Cintiq 12wxWacom will be showcasing the newly launched Cintiq 12WX at this year’s Focus on Imaging photography show in Birmingham, UK. The Intuos3 pen tablet system, Special Edition Intuos3 A4 and Intuos3 A5 Wide tablets, Cintiq 21UX and 12WX Interactive Pen Displays, and Bamboo Fun will all be on display. For the duration of the show, Robin Preston, Wacom’s senior evangelist, will be hosting twice daily presentations on the Wacom stand. The Intuos3 range, Cintiq 21UX, Cintiq 12WX and Bamboo Fun are available now from Computers Unlimited.

Website: Read our Wacom Cintiq 12wx Review

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Record Visitors for Focus on Imaging 2007

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Focus on Imaging 2007I’ve just arrived in Las Vegas for PMA 2007, to find the news that Focus on Imaging, Europe’s largest annual photography show, has got even bigger this year with record numbers of visitors. More than 32,000 visited the UK-based show during its 4 days, an increase of 3700 over the 2006 total. The show, which took place at the NEC between February 25th and 28th, featured well over 200 individual exhibitors. You can read my Focus 2007 Report to remind yourself of what happened.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Focus on Imaging 2007 Report

Focus on Imaging 2007Focus On Imaging is Europe’s biggest annual photography show, with over 200 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors during the 4 days that it runs. I attended the opening day to bring you all the news from the show floor and an exclusive gallery, so that you enjoy the show even if you couldn’t make it to Birmingham, UK.

Website: Focus on Imaging 2007 Report

Monday, February 26, 2007

Focus 2007 - Nikon P5000, S50c, L12, L11

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Focus on Imaging 2007Nikon were one of the few major camera manufacturer’s exhibiting at Focus (Canon, Samsung, Pentax, Casio, Kodak, Olympus, Sony and Panasonic were all notable by their absence). Consequently it was difficult to actually get to the Nikon stand, as people crowded round watching and waiting for the free seminar series. Nikon announced their new Coolpix range nearly a week ago and only had a few prototype samples on show, including the P5000 performance model, which looked nice and was a lot smaller than I’d expected.


Focus 2007 - Fujifilm S5700 / S700, Z5, F40d

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Focus on Imaging 2007Fujifilm were the other big camera name at Focus. They were showing the S5700 / S700 camera that was announced last week (although not the A900 or A820). It was next to the older S5600 model and was noticeably smaller and lighter, yet still retaining a 10x zoom lens and with a much larger LCD screen. The other highlights were the F40d and Z5 (first announced at CES in early January). Fujifilm were also keen to point out that a growing number of models had the new dual xD / SD memory card slot, citing demand from repeat buyers with a vested interest in SD cards as the principal reason. Finally, the new S5 Pro DSLR has already crept onto the store shelves, with retailer Jacobs offering it for a show special of £999 body only.

Focus 2007 - HP, Epson

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Focus 2007 - HPHP and Epson were both at Focus 2007, although neither had any brand new products on show. HP were heavily pushing their large-format Z series printer range (which we’ve enthusiastically reviewed), whilst Epson were concentrating on the Stylus 1400 and 3800 models.

Focus 2007 - NEC 2690WXi, EIZO

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Focus 2007 - NECThere were a couple of notable monitor manufacturers at Focus on Imaging 2007. First up were NEC, displaying their brand new 26 inch NEC 2690WXi wide-angle display aimed at the general consumer (although at £868, still not cheap), plus their much more expensive professional range of SpectraView models. It was also the first time at the show for EIZO and their extensive range of ColorEdge monitors. I’ll be getting hold of some to review in the coming months.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Longridge at Focus on Imaging 2007

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

LongridgeLongridge has a number of new mount cutters and accessories planned for 2007, to be unveiled at Focus on Imaging 2007 in the UK. A new multilingual DVD is now included with every Longridge Mount Cutting System, whilst the Longridge SprintMat is a section of laminated board that encourages the blade to continue in the straightest line possible. Longridge has also introduced its own bespoke blade. More new products will be announced at the show.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Speakers and Training at Focus on Imaging 2007

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Focus on Imaging 2006DayMen International Ltd has an impressive line-up of guest speakers at Focus on Imaging this year, so don’t miss your chance to learn from some of the UK’s top professional photographers. Speakers include Colin Prior, Joe Cornish, David Ward, Eddie Ephraums, Bjorn Thomassen Tom Mackie and Geoff Waugh. In addition, as part of Lowepro’s 40th Anniversary celebrations this year, Lowepro’s chairman, Uwe Mummenhoff, will be adding to this impressive line up – talking about the company’s relationship with conservation group Polar Bears International - and sharing his experiences from a recent trip to Churchill in Canada to photograph the bears in their natural habitat.

There will also be free training for visitors to Focus given by Apple Authorised Training Centres on Apple’s new Aperture 1.5, the first all-in-one post-production tool for serious digital photographers. Visitors will be able to will learn how to easily import, manage, edit, catalogue, organise, adjust, publish, export and archive their images more effectively and efficiently than ever before.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Nikon Unveils Focus on Imaging Seminars

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

NikonNikon UK has announce their seminar schedule for this year’s Focus on Imaging photography show, which takes place from the 25th February - 28th February at the NEC in Birmingham. Speakers this year will focus on two key areas: Inspiration and technology. Inspiration talks will incorporate a whole host of topics including travel photography from Steve Davey, time lapse and animation from Martin Shann, as well as inspirational talks from Apple. The technology seminars will be led by Nikon experts and partners including Epson, Microsoft and Mitsubishi. Nikon will have an exciting new stand to ensure more hands on contact with the products and the Nikon team will also be on hand to give advice and answer any questions.

Website: Download the Seminar Schedule (PDF)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Focus On Imaging 2007

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Focus on Imaging 2006Focus on Imaging 2007, Europe’s biggest annual imaging event, takes place as usual at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. It opens on Sunday, February 25th and runs until Wednesday, February 28th. Nikon will have an exciting new stand, which will enable more hands on contact with the products and allow visitors to get advice from the team of Nikon experts. A number of Nikon’s products which will be getting their exhibition debut at the show. PhotographyBLOG will be there to bring you all the latest news.

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Record Attendance at Focus on Imaging 2006

Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging

Focus on Imaging 2006Focus on Imaging Press Release

Wtih yet another record attendance and more exhibitors than ever before, Focus on Imaging has once again underlined its status as Europe’s most important annual photographic and imaging industry event. The final audited attendance figure for the 2006 show, the 17th, was 28,778, compared with 28,381 in 2005. “This is a superb result at a time when the industry is going through a very difficult time,” said show organiser Mary Walker. “It demonstrates just how important Focus is for everyone in the industry as it gives them a unique, all embracing showcase for their products and services.”