CP+ 2014

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Hasselblad model at CP+ 2014.

CP+ 2014 (Camera & Photo Imaging Show), Japan’s largest camera show, was held on Feb. 13-16, 2014 at Pacifico Yokohama.

We went on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, the day after they canceled the show due to heavy snow. By  Sunday, most of the snow had melted and it was sunny.

It wasn’t crowded at all to get in at around noon on the last day. Last year on the first day, there was a long line to get in. Now I know which day to avoid.

Inside, the show was crowded enough. Hordes of men taking pictures of the pretty girls. But some booths like Olympus and Nikon restricted picture-taking to only people using their demo cameras. You couldn’t shoot with your own camera. Other booths like Ricoh/Pentax and Panasonic had models posing for anybody. Crowd control measures it seems.

It’s not a big show, no professional equipment. Mainly for general consumers and amateurs. Sometimes the staff can be amateur too when they cannot answer your technical questions.

Official site: http://www.cpplus.jp/en/

Inside CP+ 2014.

Inside CP+ 2014.

Muscle man with a tripod. For the ladies I guess.

Muscle man with a tripod. For the ladies I guess.

Panasonic/Lumix booth.

Panasonic/Lumix booth.

Available only in Japan. Mirrorless EOS M2 camera.

Available only in Japan. Mirrorless EOS M2 camera.

Canon booth had a free EF lens-cleaning service. Normally it costs 500 yen at a service center. About 10 people were waiting in line for this.

Canon booth had a free EF lens-cleaning service. Normally it costs 500 yen at a service center. About 10 people were waiting in line for this.

Nikon booth had this diorama of Tokyo.

Nikon booth had this diorama of Tokyo.

GoPro showed that their action cameras were smaller than a business card.

GoPro showed that their action cameras were smaller than a business card.

Epson booth had this weird label saying "Please do not take away." In Japanese it means "Do not take home the display model." Were they afraid that someone would walk away with a printer on display?

Epson booth had this weird label saying “Please do not take away.” In Japanese it means “Do not take home the display model.” Were they afraid that someone would walk away with a printer on display?

Pentax/Ricoh had a bunch of girls posing for anybody.

Pentax/Ricoh had a bunch of girls posing for anybody.

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