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Dear users,

the Photokina also brought bad news. I visited the Zeiss booth to meet like always Dr. Hubert Nasse. But as I was informed, he passed away a few weeks ago. Suddenly and unexpected in August 2016 at the age of 64.

Dr. Hubert Nasse was working at Zeiss and was a globally renowned expert in the field of photography.

I met Dr. Nasse many times over the last 14 years to exchange ideas, views and discussing technical questions. Both, in Oberkochen and also at other various events....
I have been at Photokina this year for 2 days only. Just too much other stuff to do. But two days are enough, if you are selective in what you want to look at.

In contrast to other news and test sites, Camera-info.com is only looking at things we find interesting ourselves for our own hobby, not what makes money through advertising or clickrates.

This makes everything more relaxed and fun and you get better straightforward information and unbiased advice.

So this Photokina was a kind of a...
PhotographyBlog had a quick interview with Nikon Germany and they made clear, that they will continue to offer the Nikon 1 product line also outside of the Nikon DL P&S. The J5 is very successfull...

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How is the Nikon 1 system doing in Europe? Is it still being promoted?

The Nikon 1 system will definitely still be be around in the future - there are no plans to withdraw it from the market, as you can tell by our stand which has a large Nikon 1 area. The Nikon 1 J5 camera is...
Also on Tuesday, I visited the Olympus booth. They showed really nice images dispaying on the walls. Everywhere was advertisement for the announced EM1 MkII. But you could not get it in your hands just like that and I had no time anymore for a direct meeting behind the curtain...

What they told me is that AF speed shall be significantly improved. But without seeing it with my own eyes, I would be caustios with these statements.

What you could easily see is that Olympus is very smart in...
On Tuesday I visited also the Sigma booth. But no real news regarding Foveon sensor or new Sigma cameras. I was a little bit disappointed that they did not show as many images anymore like in the past. The few on the back of the booth (why do they hide them?) were not really impressive and by far not as good as the Merrill images of the Photokina a few years ago.

The DPquattro and SD Quattro is not comfortable in the hand. Man, how I miss the Merrill cameras and their image quality...

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Since Hasselblad changed its strategy and product focus ("back to the roots"), this Photokina, the Hasselbald booth was very interesting. It showed of course the new X1D 50c and H6, but also older models to show where they are coming from. IMHO they want to give a signal to old Hasselblad users, that they are back in town and commited to deliver products their users wants to have.

The fact that the X1D was already sold out until end of 2016, only 48 hours after the announcement in July...
Well, I did not make many snapshots at Photokina. This time stuff I am personally more insterested in or users asked me for.

With Canon the main interest and a few PMs from users asked me about the Canon EOS M5. I was impressed by the size of this cam with an APS-C sennsor. It feels really good in my hands and the buidl quality is very good.

One snapshot side by side is with my Nikon J5 to compare the size of 1 inch sensor body vs. APS-C sensor body. Of course the main difference in size...
Nikon 1 system seems not to be dead...

There is a lot of buzz on the internet about the Nikon 1 system. Some users fear, that because of the announcement of the 3 Nikon DL P&S, Nikon would drop their ILC system, which uses also 1 inch sensors.

Well at the Nikon Photokina booth the Nikon 1 system got still enough attention IMHO. They showed the system (mainly several J5 models) and the available lenses. I could test the lenses and shoot with it (wow, this Nikkor 32/1.2 is really great!)....
I attended the press conference of Fujifilm on Monday at the Photokina. Everybody was excited because rumors told us already months ago that there is something in the pipeline of Fuji regarding Medium Format.

I personally am a big fan of the Fuji X-system with its APS-C sized sensor. I do think that this is a great system, both in terms of performance and regarding its design. The Fuji X-system is looking just "sexy" for me. X-T1/2, X-Pro1/2, X-E1/2, X-100/s/T and so on. All are well...
Live from the press conference at Photokina in Cologne:

Fuji introduces parallel to its X system the new medium format GFX system. The sensor size will be 1.7 times biger than 35mm fullframe. 50MP. With 4:3 ratio. 1/4000s. Launched with 3 new G-lenses. Aditional 3 lenses available until end of 2017.