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Are you heading to Focus on Imaging at Birmingham's NEC, Sun 4 - Weds 7 March 2012?
If so, this newsletter will give you an insight into some of the companies exhibiting, and the stands you don't want to miss!

We have information on where you can get your hands on the latest cameras, lenses, lighting gear, tripods and bags. Plus, details on where you can meet experts for exclusive Master Classes and Seminars. We also disclose which stand will be giving you the amazing opportunity to photograph Strictly Come Dancing's Ola and James!

Although we're not exhibiting this year we will be around and about covering the show, bringing you all the action and hot news as it happens.

If one of the team spot you wearing an ePHOTOzine branded item you could be in with a chance of winning a prize! If you don't have any branded items, you can download an ePHOTOzine badge to wear here.

Whatever you plan to do, have fun, treat yourself and make sure to tune in to ePHOTOzine to read all about it!


Featured exhibitors worth checking out:

Visit Nikon at stand D40

Nikon UK is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting its full professional line up at this year’s Focus on Imaging.

Following a spate of recent product launches, Nikon will be showcasing its exciting new products, including the new Nikon D4 and D800 professional cameras. A range of lenses will also be available to try out with the help of a team of Nikon experts who will be on hand to assist with any technical queries.

Along with the chance to check out the new products, an exciting seminar schedule has been lined up to include well-known names such as wildlife photographer Andy Rouse, national sports photographer Mark Pain and fashion photographer John Wright, who will give some insight into his experience of shooting stills and movie with a new D800 camera. Plus, Nikon has scheduled 3 seminars every day covering the details of the new products.

For full details on Nikon’s line up of guest speakers, please click here.

Stand: D40

For more information please visit www.nikon.co.uk

Grab a Bowens bargain with exclusive Focus discount deals

The Bowens stand (M2) at Focus on Imaging will be buzzing thanks to an almost non-stop programme of live lighting demonstrations hosted by Bowens' own lighting guru, and top commercial photographer,  Christian Hough.  In these not-to-be-missed sessions, Christian will be joined by some of the UK’s leading pro-shooters to demonstrate the latest lighting products from Bowens, some of which will be seen here for the very first time, as well as share the creative hints, tips and secrets that have made them a success.

Bowens Island is not only ‘the place to be’ for information and inspiration, it is also the place to take advantage of some of the biggest savings ever offered at the show with a ‘massive 20% off’ on all Bowens lighting equipment and studio accessories.

Stand: M2

For more information please visit www.bowens.co.uk

Join Olympus to celebrate the launch of the new OM-D

Focus on Imaging will be the first official chance customers will have to get their hands on the new Olympus OM-D E-M5, supported by an action-packed stand programme.

James and Ola from Strictly Come Dancing will be on the Olympus stand Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to help celebrate the launch of the new OM-D. Look out for special show offers on that and the Pen over the 4 days. A number of experienced Olympus photographers and editorial staff from several photography magazines will also be at the stand to answer questions and provide photo critiques.

Live demonstrations of the OM-D will be available, along with demos of the PEN cameras.

Stand: E40

For more information please visit www.olympus.co.uk

Vanguard logoVisit Vanguard at B1 for award-winning tripods, monopods, ball heads and camera bags

Since 1986, VANGUARD has provided photographers around the world with innovative, high-quality tripods, monopods, ball heads, pan heads, bags and other photography accessories.

With numerous awards, VANGUARD has earned a solid reputation that spans the world. Pop by and get a hands-on feel of our award-winning tripods, ball heads and bags.

Take a closer look at VANGUARD. We might just be your new best-friend. Come and visit us at Focus on Imaging, Stand B1, and discover our latest products.

Stand: B1

For more information please visit www.vanguardworld.co.uk

Learn to calibrate with EIZO at Focus

Want to know how to successfully calibrate your monitor to achieve that faultless picture? Do you already have the best equipment but are not quite able to produce that perfect image? Are you thinking of updating your monitor but aren't too sure which is ‘the’ one to get?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above you MUST visit EIZO at this year’s Focus on Imaging, stand C3, Hall 9.  

Attend one of our Calibration Master Classes throughout the duration of the show, or come and chat to the team to find out which EIZO is ‘the’ right one for you.  

Stand: C3

For more information please visit www.eizo.co.uk

Join The Flash Centre at Focus on Imaging

Stand F40 at Focus on Imaging will once again be a hub of activity as The Flash Centre will be exhibiting the full range of multiple award-winning Elinchrom products.

There will be the opportunity to try out the latest in HD DSLR rigs from Zacuto and Swedish Chameleon along with products from Sunbounce and the new Explorer battery packs from Innovatronix.

Paul from Zeiss will be on-hand to answer all of your questions about their beautiful lenses.

Click here to download our Focus Flyer now available.

Stand: F40

For more information please visit www.theflashcentre.com

Visit F50 and let Hasselblad/broncolor brighten up your life

Photography giants Hasselblad and lighting experts broncolor will be joining forces on stand F50 at this year's Focus on Imaging show.

Visit the stand for your chance to see Hasselblad's latest models and the 'Beauty of broncolor', giving you the chance to get up close and personal with the ranges in a friendly and very informal atmosphere. Staff will be on-hand to help answer your questions and guide you in your choice of product to suit your own photographic requirements.

So, pop by to say "hi" and let the world of Hasselblad and broncolor light up your life.

Stand: F50

For more information please visit:

Tamron - Visit us on F10 to see the full range of Tamron lenses

Always a busy stand and this year will be no exception.

Tamron will be showing the new 18-200mm lens for Sony NEX cameras and two new products to the UK: Capture Clip and Cotton Carrier will be showing customers new ways to carry their cameras and lenses, plus Lenspen will be demonstrating how to clean your equipment.

A full compliment of Lensbaby selective focus lenses will be exhibited plus a selection of Velbon and Slik tripods, Hoya and Cokin filters, Phottix accessories and Metz flashguns.

Stand: F10

For more information please visit www.intro2020.co.uk

Tamrac - See our new Zuma range on F32

The full range of Tamrac bags, backpacks, vests and accessories will be on show, including the newly introduced Zuma range and the ever-popular Expedition range of backpacks.

Stand: F32

For more information please visit www.tamrac.co.uk

Join Manfrotto for their School of Xcellence

The Manfrotto School of Xcellence (MsoX) will be live at the Focus On Imaging show (4 to 7 March 2012) providing informative talks and giving photographers the chance to meet some of the UK's top photographers. Exclusive seminars are being held for ePHOTOzine members too!

The leading global developer of imaging accessories and supports, Manfrotto will also be showcasing a number of pioneering photographic products at Focus on Imaging including the Gitzo Systematic Tripod, Kata and National Geographic Bags and Lastolite products.

Stands: N10 + N11

For more information please visit: www.manfrotto.co.uk

So, enjoy the show and we hope to see you there!


The ePHOTOzine team

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