The Photography Show 2015 Show Report

We are at The Photography Show 2015, at the NEC in Birmingham, read our show report here!

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We are at The Photography Show, at the NEC, Birmingham, from the 21st to the 24th of March. 

At the show you can see the latest gear from the biggest manufacturers in the industry as well as pick up a bargain from one of the retailers who are selling new and used equipement. You can even pick up classic film cameras and lenses from The Disabled Photographers Society. 

Here are some of the highlights from the first day at the show: Nikon are running photo seminars all day, as well as showing their latest cameras and lenses for you to try. You can see the latest from Tamron, and get your hands-on Tamron's new 15-30mm lens:

Nikon Tamron at the Photography Show 2015

Pentax are showing the Pentax Full-Frame Digital SLR prototype, as well as their 560mm telephoto lens:

Pentax at The Photography Show

EIZO are demonstrating their two new 4K colour calibrated monitors, and people are keen to get a look at the new 50 megapixel Canon Digital SLRs:

EIZO and Canon at The Photography Show 2015

Olympus has photo demonstrations running all day with the new E-M5 Mark II, free massages for DSLR uses, as well as service centre for Olympus cameras. Fujifilm has a large stand, which will greet you as soon as you enter the hall:

Olympus, Fujifilm Photography Show 2015

Panasonic have members of TeamGB performing, as well as the new 30mm Macro and 42.5mm f/1.7 portrait lenses to look at and try, and there are large numbers of people eager to get in at the start of the day:

Panasonic TeamGB and Entrance The Photography Show 2015

Day two at The Photography Show - we have posted sample photos from the brand new Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 and 42.5mm f/1.7 lenses:

Panasonic 42 5 Mm F1 7 Lens (4)

We also had a hands-on look at the brand new Sigma dp0 Quattro, with ultra-wide angle 14mm f/4 (21mm equivalent) lens:

Sigma Dp0 Quattro Black (7)

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sherlob Plus
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24 Mar 2015 2:49PM

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25 Mar 2015 10:50AM
Another year and a more stiffled show than last year. The big guns were in force, but the smaller companies as I was told by many that said this would be there last year are being priced out, such a shame because its the lateral thinking of the smaller business that comes up with great products for the masses.

As I walked around on the last day I thought great layout, bigger aisles definately bigger displays, at the start of my wander I though better than last year. So soon was that dashed, the big companies were displaying their goods, but the lack of companies that have been showing for years made me think that the show seems to have run its course, unless new blood can be injected.

On asking at some of the stands on the perifery where is So & so who was here last year, the reply came "priced out" and if we dont have a good show we wont be back next year.

lets face it you go to a show for new innovation, not the same old stuff you can get on the internet, usually cheaper and with much more information available. The show looked tired, presentations were much the same as they were 4 years ago, Topaz, great product, but still the same reteoric as it has always been, how many times has he married that lady that he cleans the image up on? however some have not obviously heard this before.

A plethora of stands selling insurances of all kinds, but aimed at the photographic market for a start, so many.
RPS with its stand of octigenairians who looked as though they had cobwebs growing on them, really made me want to enrol ! but then there were the offshoot sites from this decayiing body, all over must have been at least 6, all there to evaluate your images and deny you credit because of an individuals hangups on how you mounted your picture or with the grade of card used, not the quality of the actual submission. Surely it is time to call time on these self professed specialists who mainly dash budding photographers hopes, or get a standard that they all adhear to, that would be a bit different would it not?

The only place where I saw big groups of people congregating were at the training outlets that were dotted around the place, must tell you something. Online book making, for a cost, all with the same basic but different offers.
Where were the CIS developments does no-one use printers now-days or have they been sent to room 101 along with black and white processing, it seemed that they were taken away and replaced by companies selling 3d printers and software.

Finally DRONES, I think that this is a development that will continue for the near future the opportunities that this opens are mega, however at the show every corner seemed to have someone selling their "special" model prices ranging from 29 for a flying bee, to 3000 for something that looked impressive put that in the air with 2000s worth of camera/lens ? maybe thats why there were so many insurance companies there.

Next year ? Well if the Photography show organisers do nothing to interest new arrivals with interesting products to exhibit by maybe "cost review" or cutting down on the sameness of many of the current exhibitors its a no from my business to visiting for the day.
cyanide 11 1
26 Mar 2015 9:09PM
How much money are they trying to make if the small independents cannot afford to do the show. Surely with the ticket price and the numbers they expect to attend they must be making money. The NEC are making loads out of the car parking.
Do we all need a drone I thought at one time I had gone to a Radio Control flying show.

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