Lincoln Photo and Optics Show 2014


The date for the “Lincoln Photo and Optics Show 2014” is getting nearer, in fact it’s 3 weeks away from today (on 5th November). As per the last few years the show is being held at the “Drill Hall” here in Lincoln only a short distance form the host’s (LCE) Silver Street store.

Apparently this is the 11th year that there has been a show, almost as long as I have lived in Lincoln. The first shows were held at “The Lawn” not far from the Lincoln Castle. Fortunately the last few years shows have been held at the Drill Hall and this is a far better and easier to get to location.

The show starts at 1PM and continues until 7PM and there is no entry fee; arrive early (after 1PM of course) if you want to grab yourself a bargain as there will be some exclusive show offers from LCE as well as some of the exhibitors who will be at the show, so far the list includes:

  • Canon – first public appearances for the 7D MKII
  • Olympus – Damian McGillicuddy will be there as will the new 40-150 f/2.8 PRO lens
  • Sony
  • Nikon
  • Panasonic – the new LX100 will be there as well as the GH4
  • Fuji – we might get to see some of the just announced lenses as well as the silver X-T1
  • Sigma – try the new 150-600mm lens
  • Manfrotto/Lastolite
  • Lowepro
  • Intro2020 (Tamron lenses, Metz lighting and flash, Tamrac photo bags and rucksacks, Hoya filters, OpTech straps, Lytro cameras and the 360 Fly
  • Hama (Sandisk memory cards, Celestron astro and field scopes and binoculars)
  • Hahnel
  • Swarovski
  • Vortex

This year there is a new “Live Arena” which will host a rolling series of product showcases, portrait shoots and seminars from industry experts and top pro photographers, the live arena schedule is as follows:

1.20PM – 1.50PM – Canon EOS 7D MKII showcase with writer and pro photographer Dave Newton.
2.00PM – 2.40PM – Portrait photography with Damian McGillicuddy and Olympus.
2.50PM – 3.10PM – Manfrotto tripods, heads and camera bags – product presentation.
3.20PM – 3.40PM – Animal photography with Wild Arena and Canon.
3.50PM – 4.20PM – Canon EOS 7D MKII showcase with writer and pro photographer Dave Newton.
4.30PM – 4.50PM – Michael Wayne-Plant – a talk on street photography and an exhibition of his work, in association with Sony.
5.00PM – 5.40PM – Portrait photography with Damian McGillicuddy and Olympus.
5.50PM – 6.20PM – Canon (details TBC)
6.30PM – 6.50PM – Lastolite studio kit – product demonstration.

Please note that the above times are subject to change; it is best to check the LCE events web site (here) nearer the time to make sure you don’t miss an event that you would like to see.

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I hope to see you there.