PMA 2009 was slower than recent years. But all visitors seemed to be in good spirit and there are always some new interesting things to find.
Uwe Steinmueller demonstrated his innovative new tonemapping technique.
- S2 prototype with amazing viewfinder. Planned for summer.
- E-620 4/3 DSLR
- seems to be the same 12MP sensor as in the E-30)
- Swivel LCD
- Sensor IS
- Very small
- DP2. like DP1 but with 40mm f/2.8 (35mm equivalent) lens
Micro 4/3 and similar designs (cameras with interchangeable lenses and no mirror)
- Lumix GH1: G1 with HD video 1080, 24P, continuous f-stop, servo AF during filming, external microphone option
- 7-14mm f/4 lens
Seems that Olympus plans to launch a Micro 4/3 camera and lenses in 2009. They showed mockup versions.
- NX concept camera (APS-C size camera). Samsung's answer to the Panasonic G1. No details and dates available.
- PowerShot SX1 IS comes now with RAW support
- Lumix ZS3 (includes HD 720p video. effective 25-300mm optical zoom )
- Lumix TS1 (rugged, HD 720p video)
- HX1 Cyber-shot: Sweeps panoramas
- New TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lenses
- Featuring Canon's SubWavelength structure Coating (SWC)
The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II is expected to ship in May for an estimated retail price of $2,199.00. The TS-E 17mm f/4L is expected to ship in May for an estimated retail price of $2,499.00.
These lenses are clearly quite expensive. Only tests can tell about the optical and mechanical quality. A 17mm TS lens seems to be a first and is likely welcome for architecture photographers.
- AF-S DX NIKKOR 35MM f/1.8G (estimated selling price of $199.95)
- Spider Cube white balance tool
- ColorMunki Photo now includes Unlimited Seat Licensing (also for existing users)
- 3" camera LCD loup with diopter (Great for inspecting photos or liveview)
- HoodEYE camera eyepieces (sealing off ambient light)
Think Tank Photo
- Innovative tripods with 4 legs, monopods and ball heads
- Old French company getting a more visible brand for fine art papers (Canson Infinity/Arches). We plan to look much more into these papers.
- Gallerie Wrap: Unique simple solution to stretch canvas onto a frame (in about 5 minutes)
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