Photokina 2008 News is Hitting the Airwaves: Here Are a Few Links to Keep Updated

I just read a Twitter message by Dan Havlik, Technology Editor at Photo District News. In the short note (all Twitter notes are brief), he mentioned his article on PDNGearGuide about Day 1 at Photokina, being held in Cologne, Germany from September 23-29, 2008. I like Dan’s writing style and take on things. You can read the article here, and I recommend returning for follow-up articles as the show progresses. In a related article, Dan covers Leica’s announcement of a 37.5 megapixel digital SLR named the Leica S2.

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For even more news from the show, interspersed with many other photo-related stories, check out

For general information about photokina, visit the main show site page here. The official news blog for the show can be found here. I was particularly impressed by the number of Photography exhibitions being held during the event. You can find a list of all the exhibitions on the main show site under “Supporting programme.” I’d love to see the Lomography show. For more about Lomography, visit the Lomographic Society International site. This description is from the official newsfeed: “Always open to visitors, the Analogue Lomography Lounge will offer a gigantic LomoWall exhibition with 100,000 photos and will also host presentations, workshops, and crash courses about analogue photography run by international lomography experts.”

The wide range of exhibitions at photokina truly showcase the power of photography, and the show appears to be THE place for companies to announce and show their new cameras, printers and other photo products.