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Pentax K-5 II/IIs, Similar but Different

Still at its booth at Photokina, Pentax is displaying its two new products: Pentax K-5 II and Pentax K-5 IIs. Both features 16.3 MP resolution, APS-C sensor, 7 fps continuous shooting; but K-5 IIs is not equipped with anti-alias filter. The difference between K-5 II and K-5 IIs is similar to between Nikon D800 and [...]

Pentax 645D, The Legend with New Power

With its unique design and wooden handgrip, the Pentax’s 645 Series has already been legendary since film era. The new model, 645D, ia now being showcased at Pentax’s booth at Photokina. This 40-MP medium format camera achieved the 2011 Tipa Awards for Best Professional DSLR category.
AS medium format camera, the sensor size of 645D is [...]

Hybrid-system Rolleiflex Hy6

Live Report from Photokina 2012 in Cologne by Kristupa Saragih
A Germany manufacturer of legendary camera, Rollei, is showcasing Rolleiflex Hy6 medium-format camera. Upadating the existing Rolleiflex 6008 AF, “Hy” means that it is a hybrid-system camera; based on square format, it is also flexible to be attached with 645-format system.
Displayed as prototype at Photokina 2006, [...]

ThinkTank Airport Series: Compact but Carry More

Live Report from Photokina 2012 in Cologne by Kristupa Saragih

It is important for much-traveling photographers feeling free and comfortable to bring their bags of photography gears into aircraft cabin. Doug Murdoch, Senior Designer and President of ThinkTank, offers you a lineup of various Airport Series camera bags. In his presentation at ThinkTank booth in Photokina [...]

The Quiet: Fujifilm X-S1

Live Report from Photokina 2012 in Cologne by Kristupa Saragih

On the quieter side, Fujifilm also displays X-S1. This prosumer camera has a resolution of 12MP. Although smallish in resolution, the camera is capable of recording still images at 10 frame per second. There is also a built-in flash. The lens focal length is equivalent to [...]

More Serious Side: Fujifilm X-E1

Live Report from Photokina 2012 in Cologne by Kristupa Saragih

On the more serious side, Fujifilm showcased X-E1. Position as the second line after X-Pro1, X-E1 has a resolition of 16.3MP with APS-C sensor size. As an interchangeable-ens compact with X-mount, Fujifilm provides lenses such as Leica: Summicron, Summilux and Elmarit for Photokina visitors who would [...]

Fujifilm XF-1: It’s Simple If You Know It

Live Report from Photokina 2012 in Cologne by Kristupa Saragih

Fujifilm is one of the most crowded booths, and also one of the biggest at the Photokina. The main attraction is the already released X-Pro 1. There is also a stage provided for all professional photographers who use this Fujifilm’s flagship camera.

Fujifilm XF-1
There are also attractive [...]

Day 3 at the Photokina

Live Report from Photokina 2012 in Cologne by Kristupa Saragih

Photokina is undoubtedly the biggest photography exhibition in the world, a place to showcase everything that has anything to do with photography. Photokina is held in  Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany, on September 18-23 2012.
An area in the lower Hall 2 is dedicated solely for underwater photography. You [...]

In Contention of Features: Canon EOS 6D Vs Nikon D600

Live Report from Photokina 2012 in Cologne by Kristupa Saragih

Canon and Nikon are now showcasing their new full-frame cameras, Canon EOS 6D and Nikon D600, at their respective booths at the Photokina in Cologne. This is their first time to show both of them to public that I took a chance to shoot them yesterday.
The [...]

Panasonic FZ200 Rebranded into Leica V-Lux 4, 3x Higher Price

The Panasonic FZ200 is priced around $300; however, Leica’s rebranded version puts it at a more than 2x higher price at about $899.