Photokina 2012 Report — Part 6: SLR Magic and the Rest

First a Ferrari, and now beer. What on earth does this have to do with photokina? Well, every day at 3 p.m. the guys from Peak Design (read more on their awesome products below) were giving out Freibier. This was their PR strategy, and you can bet it was well received!

This is part six of our photokina 2012 report, with a main focus on SLR Magic, the small lens maker from Hong Kong that has come up with a lot of amazing products in the last two years. Beside an exhaustive report on SLR Magic’s new lenses, the following companies and/or products are featured in this post: Alpa, B.I.G. Photo, Fotoman, the Impossible Project, Lensbaby, Peak Design, the Plustek 120 film scanner, Rollei, and SanDisk.

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Plustek Announces New OpticFilm 35mm Scanners With SilverFast 8

The new Plustek OpticFilm 8100 and 8200i 35mm film scanners

Plustek, Taiwanese scanner manufacturer, has just announced three updated 35mm film scanner models of their critically acclaimed OpticFilm series, the 8100, 8200i SE and 8200i Ai. The three new scanners succeed the previous models 7400, 7600i SE and 7600i Ai and ship with SilverFast version 8. According to the press release, the new models feature improved optics and LED-illumination. Read more after the jump.

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