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PMA Australia 2009

PMA Australia 2009 starts this Friday in Sydney at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. They call it “The Ultimate Photo Event Imaging Technology Show”. There are plenty to see. Some of the exhibitors that I plan to visit:

  • Adobe – check up on Lightroom as I try to decide between Lightroom/Aperture/Bibble 5
  • APPA – Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards Judging – I will sit in and watch some of the judging to see what the pro’s are up to, hopefully will be able to catch some of the Landscape division judging.
  • Apple – check Aperture, new Macbook and hopefully the new iphone 3G S
  • Asukabook – check out their on-demand photo book offerings
  • Australia Photo-Shop-Studio – see the Benro tripods
  • Ballarat International Foto Biennale – it is on later this year and I want to see some of their program
  • Better Photography – Always a good magazine to read
  • Created for Life – Central Coast studio, part of the Ken Duncan Group, I want to see the prints and canvas they produce
  • Des Pty Ltd – check out papers and X-Rite products
  • Eizo – dream of owning the leading edge monitors
  • Epson – see what is happening in the printer/ink/paper sector
  • Eternal Fortune – Distributor for the Phottix camera accessories and talk to our friend Poon. Remote controls, GPS, batteries and lots more
  • Mack Camera & Video Service – investigate the level of service we can expect in Australia
  • Momento – more on demand book printing
  • NIK Software – great software to use in PS/Aperture/Lightroom/NX2, see if there are some show specials
  • Nikon Australia – see all the latest gear and NPS
  • Photo Art Gallery – they offer online service for selling your art, see how it works
  • Sandisk – we always need more CF cards 🙂
  • Sun Studios – they will have the Aquatech sport sleeves on show, check these out.
  • Wacom – been thinking of a graphics tablet so I’ll look at the different Intuos4 tablets.

Plus I’m sure that I’ll stop by Canon, Sony, Olympus and some of the other distributors. It will be a very busy day.

If you are on Twitter and tweet about the PMA, make sure to use the hashtag of #pmaoz.

See you there.

Acratech Ballhead

I just took delivery of my Acratech GV2 ballhead with levelling clamp. It is an awesome little ballhead but with big credentials. This ballhead weighs less then 500g but can support over 11kg at any angle!

It is very easy to adjust, smooth to use. They don’t come cheap but you do get what you paid for.

In Australia, I got mine from PhotoVideo. I highly recommend them, great service and delivery from Greg.

Overdue Update

Lots of things happening here and certainly the blog is long overdue. Time to catch up over the next few weeks.

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish Merry Christmas to everyone. I’m looking forward to 2009 with some exciting projects and travels on the cards.