PDN Photo Expo at Jacob Javits Center

Written by Photography

Hit the Jacob Jacits center today with my boss to experience my first photography expo. It was held at the Jacob Javits Center on the west side. We met in the morning to do some work in the studio and headed to the expo around 10am. A free expo with loads of photography tech equipment. Who can give that up?

Upon entry, I noticed that the expo was not as populated as the Annual Car Show. Needless to say, it was still filled with a wealth of stuff. I recalled Felix and I attending the show while we were in high school. The two pack-rats we were. At least I was. I grabbed every pamphlet and catalog I could and never read them. I tried to take much less this time. Most importantly, I was determined to check out the new and upcoming gear.

We began at Canon’s display. They had a beautiful setup with all their lenses. They also had a live presentation in which photographers explained posing techniques based on physical structures of subjects. In about 3 hours we walked through the entire space. I was very pleased to get a chance to use the Canon 5D Mark III, upcoming Canon 6D, and most importantly, my first Leica M series camera.

I also got to me Fro Knows Photo. He’s a youtube vlogger who covers camera specs as well as tips for beginners and the pros alike.

One line of cameras I spent a lot of time on was the Fujifilm series. XPro1, X1 and X100 were some of the cameras I considered purchasing some time ago. I have to say, not only was the the hybrid viewfinder of the XPro1 breathtaking, but so was its price. Time well spent indeed. Maybe I will check out the Car Show next year in April as well.