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Day 3: thursday

Tokina 10-17mm AT-X 107 AF DX fisheye

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On thursday Robin de Baere (standing in front) and I had a chance to have a closer look at the new Tokina fisheye zoom lens.
The first impression is ... impressive. When using this lens at 10mm on a Canon 20D (Nikon mount supported as well), you will get a panorama of 9916 x 4956 pixels in size. No sharpening at all done for this smaller (5000x2500) Quicktime VR, moderate sharpening (125-0,5-3) done within Photoshop CS for the alternative player image.
Published with kind permission from Robbert Langezaal (left to Robin), http://www.tokina.eu.

Sunset on the Photokina entrance

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Matthias Taugwalder
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While we were leaving the exhibition halls of Koelnmesse, the sun set and created this scenic view. Right in front of the sun you can see the two towers of Cologne's famous Dom.

Group shot at the IVRPA booth

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Matthias Taugwalder
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After an exhausting day at our booth we took the time to shoot a group panorama of the IVRPA team.

Another live stitching demonstration

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Matthias Taugwalder
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At the IVRPA booth we showed how to shoot and stitch 360 degree panoramas.

Nikon

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Nikon had a big booth with sample cameras mounted on poles. After I finished the shots this panorama, a visitor mistook my tripod and camera for one of that Nikon demo cameras. So I had to convince him that it's my gear...

Seitz VR Drive

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Another Swiss quality product of Seitz is the VR Drive. The panoramic head can be fully configured and then takes a row of images fully automated. With a weight of 1.5 kilograms it's even one of the lightest panoramic heads available.

Seitz Roundshot

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The Swiss company Seitz introduced at Photokina its new high resolution cameras Roundshot D3 and Seitz 6x17 Digital, which allow to take very high resolution pictures of 470 million resp 160 million pixels.

IVRPA's Thursday Night Thai Dinner

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Jook Leung
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A nice dinner at a Thai restaurant near the Meininger Hotel that our group stayed at. In Germany they have nice warming trays but no chopsticks. The water is always served from a bottle and costs more than Petro in the United States. This time we passed the remote shutter release around and Aldo got creative with the video light.

Digixtudio Company

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Digixtudio Company shows off some happy market photo accessories like their bobbing photo baby frames.

Cerion booth

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German laser technology that engraves 3D images inside a block of crystal glass!

Realviz

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Realviz was showing their new versions of Stitcher and Vtour.

Eiki booth

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Eiki video projectors showed off some amazing deep sea marine species and exotic ocean life.