walkerr Colorado Springs, US Nikonian since 05th May 2002
Fri 31-May-13 05:31 PM
#1. "RE: The UK Focus on Imaging show is no more!!" In response to Reply # 0
I've actually been surprised that many of these trade shows have lasted as long they have. The business has changed a lot in the last few years and just as brick and mortar stores have evaporated, trade shows are becoming a relic of the past. Most recent ones have involved few new announcements since everything gets announced (and rumored) over the internet well in advance. Nevertheless, they'll be missed. I attended some shows on behalf of Nikonians in the past, and they were a lot of fun.
#2. "RE: The UK Focus on Imaging show is no more!!" In response to Reply # 1
It's only a few years ago since Canon didn't even have a stand at the show. I did note this year that it was quieter than last year, others who went on a different day made the same comment. I think the recession played a role this and subsequent years. It's a shame because it did give one an opportunity to actually physically see the products.