I attended the ProFusion Pro Imaging Expo. It’s basically a trade show more geared to pro photographers and video people. But, I went anyway! 😂 There was a lot of equipment that was way out of my league but also some new cameras and lenses that were interesting. And there were some excellent sessions by photographers as well as many opportunities to take some photos. They even had a couple of owls from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. Most exciting to me was the Canadian launch of the new DJI Mini Drone which I plan to add to my camera bag in the near future. Swipe to see all the action.
A few scenes that caught my fancy as I hustled to and from the #profusionexpo2019 at the #mtcc in #Toronto. It’s a wonderful photography expo with lots of guest speakers. Very energizing! Quite a few people brought their big cameras for the photo opps around the exhibit but I was happy to just attend and absorb the shows. These photos are #shotoniphone 1. Grates with steam rising 2.Snow catching the lights outside @ripleysaquaca and 3.The giant woodpecker as seen from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Intrigued by Hong Kong lens maker @slrmagic . Making several budget cinema lenses, they are now in a relationship with vistek in Canada and have been available in the us also. Here is an unedited 100% crop from their 25mm t1.5 micro cine lens at t4, not to be confused with their 25mm t1.4, which was utter garbage beyond t4. Neither lens was spectacular wide open, but for $799, the micro cine version was useable and without a lot of distortion. A hefty metal body and a smooth, well-dampened focus ring felt nice in the hand, and markings are easy to read though I'm not sure about the location since they are to the right side of the lens, partially obscured by the grip.
@profusionexpo today was a really good show. World class presenters all over the place, not just the main stages. Here is a quick capture from Sony's booth, and a model that I think went by the name Miko.
Sony won the best represented display with interactive booths including a boxing ring with action. Canon had a relatively poor showing with the exception of a presenter who actually offered the lighting trigger to guests to try out. Fuji also had a nice display and excellent presenters. Handling the gfx100 is enough to make me want one; it's a nice piece of kit.
Everywhere you went, there was a single dominant reality, the industry is changing very quickly. Mirrorless is the big conversation, strobes are pretty well all TTL and High Speed enabled and Nikon is bragging about game changing features like in body stabilization, that has been present in Sony bodies for more than 10 years.