26 February 2009

It's over... just for another year!

Well that's it, it's all over. Focus on imaging 2009 has been and gone. If you missed it, you'll have to wait another year for it to come around again. 

We'll compile a longer post about Focus at some point shortly, but so far our favourite things from the show were:
New PocketWizards..... mmmmmmm I can't wait
The discounts on recently discontinued Elinchrom flash heads at The Flash Centre
The speed with which EOS 5D Mark II cameras seemed to be flying over the Jacobs counter
Picking up a California sunbounce at a very good price
The seminars on the Canon stand - very interesting stuff
The lack of crowds this year making it easier to move around
Bumping into old friends we've not seen for a year

What we didn't like were:
The stupid questions some of the guys on the Canon stand had to put up with
The people carrying cameras around - seriously, what are you going to take pictures of?
The people carrying cameras around their neck with no lens on. See above.



Anonymous said...

But what were the stupid questions???

Regarding people with cameras, I saw the following:

-- Lots of people seemed to be photographing the many models scattered around.

-- Some people were trying out kit on their own cameras.

-- Some people were having sensors cleaned.

blabpictures said...

Well, I heard one guy giving one of the demonstrators a hard time because his EOS 5D Mark II and EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens was not as sharp in the corners of the image as it was at the centre. Apparently this was a new concept to him and he seemed rather upset by it.

As for the cameras there - that's not the issue, it's why people insist on wearing them like jewellery as if to show them off!

Did anyone get their sensor cleaned at Focus? If so, who did it and was it any good?