Photokina 2016: World’s biggest photo and video fair

The world’s biggest trade fair for photography and video equipment kicked off in Cologne, Germany yesterday. On display are a tantalising array of cameras, lenses, imaging equipment. A visitor peeks through a lens at the Sigma stand at the fair. (Patrik Stollarz / AFP)

The world’s biggest trade fair for photography and video equipment kicked off in Cologne, Germany yesterday. On display are a tantalising array of cameras, lenses, imaging equipment. A visitor peeks through a lens at the Sigma stand at the fair.  (Patrik Stollarz / AFP)
01/013 The world’s biggest trade fair for photography and video equipment kicked off in Cologne, Germany yesterday. On display are a tantalising array of cameras, lenses, imaging equipment. A visitor peeks through a lens at the Sigma stand at the fair. (Patrik Stollarz / AFP)
A visitor passes a street photography portraits by US artist Bruce Gilden at an exhibition on the sidelines of Photokina.  More than 1000 exhibitors from 51 countries will show the latest developments in digital imaging From September 20 to September 25 at the Cologne fair halls. (Martin Meissner / AP )
02/013 A visitor passes a street photography portraits by US artist Bruce Gilden at an exhibition on the sidelines of Photokina. More than 1000 exhibitors from 51 countries will show the latest developments in digital imaging From September 20 to September 25 at the Cologne fair halls. (Martin Meissner / AP )
A woman takes a selfie with a DXO camera connected to an iPhone.  On its website, Photokina invites pros, traders, hobby photographers and young “smartphoners” to experience their dream products.  (Martin Meissner / AP)
03/013 A woman takes a selfie with a DXO camera connected to an iPhone. On its website, Photokina invites pros, traders, hobby photographers and young “smartphoners” to experience their dream products. (Martin Meissner / AP)
A visitor takes a 360 degree view with virtual reality glasses on at the Vuze stand at Photokina. 2016. The fair includes the cutting edge technology in the world of photography.  (Patrik Stollarz / AFP)
04/013 A visitor takes a 360 degree view with virtual reality glasses on at the Vuze stand at Photokina. 2016. The fair includes the cutting edge technology in the world of photography. (Patrik Stollarz / AFP)
Photokina also includes a program of events with congresses, workshops, symposiums and photography exhibitions. A visitor stands in front of a portrait taken by artist Bruce Gilden at the 'Masters of Photography' exhibition at the trade fair in Cologne.   (Patrik Stollarz / AFP)
05/013 Photokina also includes a program of events with congresses, workshops, symposiums and photography exhibitions. A visitor stands in front of a portrait taken by artist Bruce Gilden at the 'Masters of Photography' exhibition at the trade fair in Cologne. (Patrik Stollarz / AFP)
Visitors take pictures of a DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter drone at Photokina. Aerial photography and videography from drones has seen a sharp rise.   (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
06/013 Visitors take pictures of a DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter drone at Photokina. Aerial photography and videography from drones has seen a sharp rise. (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
A visitor looks at telephoto lenses at the Canon booth. Enthusiasts from all over the world head to the annual fair to scout for new equipment as well as old favourites.  (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
07/013 A visitor looks at telephoto lenses at the Canon booth. Enthusiasts from all over the world head to the annual fair to scout for new equipment as well as old favourites. (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
Visitors test Virtual Reality glasses at the Nikon stand.  The fair caters to the photographic and imaging sector, and presents products from image capture, image processing and storage to image output.  (Patrik stollarz / AFP)
08/013 Visitors test Virtual Reality glasses at the Nikon stand. The fair caters to the photographic and imaging sector, and presents products from image capture, image processing and storage to image output. (Patrik stollarz / AFP)
A happy visitor tries out the Fuji Instax polaroid camera at the Fuji stand.   (Patrik stollarz / AFP)
09/013 A happy visitor tries out the Fuji Instax polaroid camera at the Fuji stand. (Patrik stollarz / AFP)
The Fuji stand is a vision in pink and polaroid, with an array of brightly coloured cameras on offer for the stylish customer.  (Patrik stollarz / AFP)
010/013 The Fuji stand is a vision in pink and polaroid, with an array of brightly coloured cameras on offer for the stylish customer. (Patrik stollarz / AFP)
A woman takes a picture with the Impossible I-1 analog instant camera, the first new camera system working with the original Polaroid photo format.   (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
011/013 A woman takes a picture with the Impossible I-1 analog instant camera, the first new camera system working with the original Polaroid photo format. (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
Virtual reality products were a big draw at this year’s Photokina, signalling the rising interest in that technology.  (Martin Meissner / AP)
012/013 Virtual reality products were a big draw at this year’s Photokina, signalling the rising interest in that technology. (Martin Meissner / AP)
A journalist checks out the Vuze 3D 360 video camera at the Vuze booth on the Photokina. There’s something for everybody at this year’s  fair! (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)
013/013 A journalist checks out the Vuze 3D 360 video camera at the Vuze booth on the Photokina. There’s something for everybody at this year’s fair! (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)