Back from Photokina
While the train called Photokina chucks along towards its stop for this time in Cologne, I have given up and returned home already a couple of days ago. No, just kidding. The plan was to attend the first two days and then return, so all was done according to the schedule.
Two days is just on the short side when attending a large venue such as Photokina. On the other hand I'm worn down from walking the huge area covered by the exhibition, and certainly enjoy sitting in my comfy chair rather than dragging a couple of blocks of concrete from hall 2 to hall 6 and back again.
I talked to quite a few interesting people and saw tonnes of interesting products. Even being prepared for the size of the event, I was somewhat blown away by the magnitude and diversity of the exhibition. Photo frames, wooden tripods, new lenses, lighting galore, Chinese and Korean copy products mixed with well known brands. It's a photographer's feast.
Photokina is naturally centered around products, and my next On Location podcast will unlike the usual shows be on products as well as give you some impressions from the show. I have recorded a number of short interviews. I will edit these to give you a few samples from the show. Expect this slightly different podcast out Monday.