Photokina 2016 Introduction

Report on Pentax-related news at Photokina

By PF Staff in Photokina 2016 on Sep 20, 2016

Photokina is among the world's largest photography-related trade shows. It takes place in Cologne, Germany every other year (on even years). Pentax Forums is of course on site also at the 2016 Photokina and we'll be reporting on Pentax/Ricoh related news, as well as interesting tidbits from other companies.

The previous years saw a press conference the day before the show began so that we could give you an early report on the news. Not so this year, the press tour coincided with the opening day of the trade show. Photokina, or Koelnmesse perhaps, for safety reasons no longer want us to walk the floor while the exhibits are being set up. Nevertheless, we went to the press room to scout for news as did many other folk from the press. There was no product news to be had from Ricoh at this time, though we did get a nice firmware update for the Pentax K-1.

Press room (click to pan and zoom)

While we wait for the show to open we walked across the Hohenzollern bridge and got this shot of the Cologne cathedral which is located next to the bridge and main railway station (click image to enlarge).

Near the cathedral we got hailed by a K-3 shooter and forum member from the UK, who was here for Photokina as well. The Pentax camera strap gave us away!

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