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Live panoramic coverage of Photokina 2006

The IVRPA, or International VR Photography Association, is an international association of professionals who create and produce interactive, immersive images. During Photokina 2006, members of the IVRPA will be covering the major events and important booths in 360 degree, fullscreen immersive panoramic VR. These interactive VRs will be posted on this site during the event.

Around the World in 360 Degrees

On our booth in hall 05.1, we are showing an exhibition of printed panoramas by our members, as well as several showcases of interactive panoramic VR.
Listed below are the latest panoramas posted to the site. They may not be in chronological order. Alternatively, you can browse the panoramas by equipment used, by location on the fairground, by day, by photographer and by tag. Click the thumbnail to the view interactive VR, or click the title for more information about the VR.

Nice skintones!

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Over at the Sigma booth, the new SD14 with a new Foveon chip is praised for its reproduction of skintones. And what better way to show that off than with models showing some skin?
Fortunately, my Fuji S2 also does a good job at the skintones, but the crowd was so packed that I could not find a place to hide, so by a rare exception I am in the shot myself.

Big softbox

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All the way over at hall 6, which is a bit short of audience, there's a booth where you can get a beauty makeover and a good vanity shot taken. I guess this is where spouses that were dragged along to Photokina by their enthousiast other half end up...

Adobe Booth

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Unfortunatelly Adobe has no news about the update of Photoshop for the present versions of Intel Macs.

Apple Booth

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The Apple Booth is constantly lecturing about the new version of Aperture.

Miniature funfare

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At the Samsung booth, I found this miniature funfair. I guess it only makes sense, with cameras getting smaller and smaller, to also expect our subjects to get smaller ;-)
Great attention to detail though.

Shooting between Leaf camerabacks

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It feels strange shooting a panorama with my 3 year old S2 on a very cheap tripod between these highend Leaf studio cameras.

Profoto / Phase One

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Our own booth is in one of the halls for the real pro studio cameras. Here's one of Phase One's studio setups, and a postprocessing station.

Spheron VR booth

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This is the Spheron VR booth here at Photokina 06.

Do you feel like Spiderman?

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If you're Spiderman, this tripod is for you. The Giottos tripods can apparently go anywhere.

Apple Event at Photokina 2006

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Cologne September 25
As expected Apple presented the new update of Aperture at the Photokina Event tonight.
A full house at the Gürzenich Hall applauded when it was told that the new version would be a free update.

Samsung booth

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This pano was shot at the Samsung booth where they had the new Sansung GX-10 based on the Pentax K10D.

Nikon shootout setup

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This is the Nikon shootout setup, not the biggest one here at Photokina, Leica has a large shootout setup also but Canon has the biggest one.