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Straight from Japan - Experience CP+ 2012

Straight from Japan - Experience CP+ 2012



The Girls of CP+ 2012

The Girls of CP+ 2012
 

If there was an alternate name for CP+, it'd probably be the 'free model shooting event'. Booth babes are everywhere, they're pretty, friendly and open to having their photos taken. If that's not enough, there are hourly stage shows where models pose for you. Every stage has their organizer's new cameras laid out in front, and you're encouraged to try shooting the models with them, but you can just as well stand back and shoot from afar.

Personally, I have to hand it to these hardworking girls. I walk the floor for half a day and my feet are sore, but some of them are standing the entire day, some in heels. Legions of photographers descend upon them every five seconds (not an exaggeration) to shoot their portraits, and they oblige with a smile and a pose every time. It doesn't matter how many times they have camera flashes exploding in front of their eyes and how many strangers try to chat them up, they still manage to keep up a positive front.

Here's to the lovely ladies of CP+ 2012.

Can't get enough of camera and imaging-related announcements? Here are some of the important ones this week that may be of interest to you:-

Major Camera & Imaging News & Articles
Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

Olympus OM-D E-M5 - Oh My Darling (Updated!)

REVIEW / 23 Mar 2012

The OM-D E-M5 is a new, gorgeous, retro-tastic Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus. It is the first from Olympus to come with an electronic viewfinder, and is aimed at enthusiasts who want a serious MFT option. We've fallen deeply in love with this camera, here's why.

An Eye On The Future – Canon At Japan’s CP+ 2012

An Eye On The Future – Canon At Japan’s CP+ 2012

FEATURE / 13 Feb 2012

Inviting the HWM Team to experience “kyosei” (the philosophy of living and working harmoniously towards the future) firsthand, Canon Marketing Philippines flew us all the way to Japan last week to witness Canon’s participation in the third annual Camera & Photo Imaging Show (CP+).

Olympus TG-620 Incorporates iHS Technologies to Set New Benchmarks

Olympus TG-620 Incorporates iHS Technologies to Set New Benchmarks

NEWS / 10 Feb 2012

Incorporating the new iHS (Intelligence, High Sensitivity and High Speed) family of technologies in the new Olympus TG-620, users can shoot great images even in lousy conditions.

Sony to Double Number of E-mount Lenses by End 2013

Sony to Double Number of E-mount Lenses by End 2013

NEWS / 09 Feb 2012

Sony has gone on record to say that the NEX system will have 15 lenses by the end of 2013.

Sigma Announces SD1 Price Drop; DP1 and DP2 Get Massive Upgrades

Sigma Announces SD1 Price Drop; DP1 and DP2 Get Massive Upgrades

NEWS / 09 Feb 2012

Sigma has announced a price drop for its SD1 flagship DSLR and upgrades for its DP1 and DP2 large sensor compacts. All three cameras are getting a new name too.

Olympus Announces the SZ-31MR

Olympus Announces the SZ-31MR

NEWS / 09 Feb 2012

Utilizing Olympus' MR (Multi Recording) technology, the SZ Traveller is capable of capturing 1080 Full HD movies and 16-megapixel stills concurrently.

From Nikon HQ: The Company on the New D800 and Coolpix Cameras (Hands-on)

From Nikon HQ: The Company on the New D800 and Coolpix Cameras (Hands-on)

FEATURE / 08 Feb 2012

Reporting from Nikon HQ, we hear directly from the company about the new D800 DSLR camera and 12 new Coolpix digital compact cameras. Why 36MP for the new DSLR, and why 12 new Coolpix compacts? Plus, our first-hands on with the D800 with pictures.

Sony Announces Its 500mm Super-telephoto SAL500F40G Lens

Sony Announces Its 500mm Super-telephoto SAL500F40G Lens

NEWS / 08 Feb 2012

With a bright F4.0 maximum aperture, its focusing ring and front/rear joints are protected by interlocking seals that shrug off dust and moisture, even when you're shooting under rainy conditions.

New Olympus M.ZUIKO 75mm F1.8 & M.ZUIKO 60mm F2.8 Macro Lenses under Development

New Olympus M.ZUIKO 75mm F1.8 & M.ZUIKO 60mm F2.8 Macro Lenses under Development

NEWS / 08 Feb 2012

Olympus Imaging Corporation is developing two new interchangeable lens units for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. These lenses will be launched in the summer of 2012. Prices have not been confirmed.

Nikon Releases the 36.3-megapixel D800 DSLR

Nikon Releases the 36.3-megapixel D800 DSLR

FEATURE / 07 Feb 2012

Nikon has refreshed its line-up with a bang with the D800 that features a jaw-dropping 36.3-megapixel full-frame sensor. Join us as we explore what's new on this D700 successor.