The Tech Expo @ Rule Camera may not be quite as big and impressive as NAB or LA's Cine Expo, but for those of us that can't make it to those events, the Rule Camera Tech Expo, held this past Tuesday, was an easy way to see some cool gear.
And get free hot dogs and beer!
There were about fifteen tables set up by different companies from Tiffen and Sennheiser, to Sony and even Apple. Biggest disappointment: the Canon table only had DSLRs; no FX300/305.
Admittedly most of these tables were staffed by local or area reps, or in some cases people from Rule, so you didn't always know who you were talking to or what they knew about the product! But, I did get to play with a cool Manfrotto monopod, and interesting gear from Genus and Sennheiser. And, I got to see the Panasonic 3D camera in the flesh. That was well worth it (though I remain a 3D skeptic!)
Anyway, I thought it was worth going to the show; if nothing else because it was the first time I've ever seen a RED camera in the flesh! Hopefully they'll do it again next year!
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