PMA Event is Now Called CliQ

PMA has rebranded its annual photo tradeshow event as CliQ.  So, we’ll be referring to what was previously known as “PMA 2011″ as “CliQ 2011″ going forward – although, you’ll have to excuse me if I mess up the letter casing on CliQ from time to time.  (They don’t really think of the editors at the keyboard, do they?)

I think Jeff Revell over at PhotoWalkPro has a pretty good perspective on this rebranding, which is worth a read if you’re interested in the nuts and bolts of this type of thing.

For those looking for the official line, you can read the press release below. [Read more...]

CES 2011 Camera and Photo Gear Report

CES 2010

LIVE UPDATE:  Growing list of announced cameras and accessories below.

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show takes place January 6-9 in Las Vegas.  While the show is massive, encompassing everything from video games to car tech to household appliances, there are a number of cameras and other photo products unveiled during or around the event each year. [Read more...]

PMA 2011 Gets Pushed to 3rd Quarter, Back to Vegas

There’s no doubt that PMA 2010 was a bit of a disappointment, particularly with the Anaheim venue, Canon’s absence, and some overshadowing by CES.  Something had to give.  And, well, it did.

According to PMA, industry buying cycles and technology developments have driven the show to a September date instead of residing in the post-holiday and post-CES season. As a result, PMA 2011 will take place from September 8-10, 2011.  And, better still, it’s back at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I’ll be there with bells on.

It will be interesting to see the impact on other photo trade shows around the same time of year, such as PDN Photo Plus on the East Coast.  No word though on what happens in 2012, which would put a September PMA dangerously close to Photokina.

The full press announcement is below. [Read more...]

WPPI 2010 News

WPPI

WPPI is coming to Las Vegas at the MGM Convention Center March 4-11, 2010.  WPPI has announced an anniversary party on March 8, along with further information about the educational opportunities at the show.

You can check out registration information at WPPIonline.com.

More details in the press releases below. [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark II Does the Bellagio Fountains

I couldn’t resist doing a video with the 5D Mark II and EF 17-40mm f/4 L of the Bellagio fountains while in Vegas for PMA. Unfortunately, the embedded version is nowhere near as crisp as the original file. You can see a higher quality version on the actual YouTube page here (just click the HQ icon).

I would love to share the original file; however, it is 1.23 GB, which is larger than the online video sharing that I know of will allow. The version that I uploaded to YouTube was compressed to 883MB.

Does anyone know of a free solution to get the original video file online? I just don’t have enough bandwidth to share it on my server.

UPDATE: Here’s the original 1.23GB file as hosted on DropBox. Right click and “Save As…”