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Photo Plus 2012

As you probably figured out by now, The Phoblographer team has been working around the clock for the past couple days to get you guys the juicy details from this year’s Photo Plus Expo in New York. To make your day a little easier, we’ve got a complete roundup of the entire event right here for your viewing pleasure. Head on past the break to see everything that went down this weekend!

 

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At Photo Plus Expo 2012, I was introduced to a new photography backpack  the Quovio 44 from Vanguard. Why it’s named that, I don’t know. I do know that this this backpack can handle a decent amount of gear, amongst other things. If you are a ultra active photographer, or always on the go, be it on a nature hikes or long photo walks in the city, the Quovio 44 may interest you.

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At Photo Plus, we were able to shoot some quick video footage with the Panasonic GH3. Above is the demo video. Also be sure to check out Thursten’s First Impressions on the Panasonic GH3.

I took a quick stop to see what our friends at Vanguard had this year and long and behind  they come out with a  new carbon fiber tripod with with ballhead. Vanguard makes some really cool backpacks, bags as well as monopods and tripods  I’ve never had the chance to see what their tripods look and feel like until now.

Let’s take a quick look.

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This past week at Photo Plus 2012, Canon invited journalists out to a special event. They gathered two former Top Chef winners and had them compete against one another in a cook-off. Journalists were free to wander the facilities and also were treated to prints of one of their images. Different cameras and lenses were available. Since I’m currently reviewing the new 24-70mm f2.8 USM II L, I decided to put that on the 1D X and also use my 580 EX II despite there already being quite a bit of light available.

In general, I kept the ISOs down to ISO 400, and had the flash pointed in different directions for various creative lighting techniques. The lens was also usually kept somewhere between f2.8 to f5.6.

 

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We all know have crucial our work is to us. Especially in the digital world we live in today. Having reliable backups and storage is something you have to invest into as much as any lens, or body. It should not be overlooked. I had a few moments to visit CRU DataPort a company that has been in the business for a while and known famously for their tough military spec. products.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the things CRU had on display.

 

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