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Karl K
07-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Dates: September 16-21

If you have never attended Photokina, it's an event that you should add to your bucket list.

I attended my first Photokina in 1984 and plan to be there this year.

Since my GF has other commitments and can't attend, I would like to travel with or meet some APUG members.

There are two side trips I have on my list: one is a visit to Leica Park in Wetzlar, where Leica has recently re-located their main factory.
The second side trip is to Munich, where Oktoberfest begins on September 20.

If you're interested kindly email me:
kkdanamatt@aol.com

Karl K. (located in NJ)

Mustafa Umut Sarac
07-17-2014, 03:26 AM
At Leica park , all binoculars are free to try , dont forget to invest one , leica bins and microscope lenses are light year better than camera lenses , dont forget to visit weekend street sellers , you can buy tons of cameras for few ten guldens.

Karl K
07-17-2014, 08:24 AM
Mustafa:

Where are these "weekend street sellers" ?
What are "guldens"?

mono
07-17-2014, 08:29 AM
I think he means "flea markets"
Gulden was the former Dutch currency, now EURO.
Is this correct, Mustafa?

Byclops
07-17-2014, 12:50 PM
Are the "sellers" in Cologne, Munich, or Wetzlar?

AgX
07-17-2014, 12:58 PM
I guess Umut refers to open air fleamarkets (typically on parking lots) in all towns.

In the 90s there was a 2nd hand dealer (Mr Cad) at Photokina. Seemed to be a one-time show or so.
I bought a Super Angulon 1:8 there.

Ricardo Miranda
07-17-2014, 07:51 PM
In the 90s there was a 2nd hand dealer (Mr Cad) at Photokina. Seemed to be a one-time show or so.
I bought a Super Angulon 1:8 there.

See here: http://www.mrcad.co.uk/AboutUs.ink
The "one-time show" has been at it for over 50 years.

AgX
07-17-2014, 08:29 PM
At the business, not at the fair.

Ricardo Miranda
07-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Ah, yes! :)

AgX
07-18-2014, 03:26 AM
At the Photokina traditionally there are photo exhibitions on the fair compound. Here is a listing (as far as I can see all require entrance to the fair):

http://www.photokina.com/en/photokina/diemesse/events_veranstaltungen/photokina_pictures/index.php


Also since many years there are a lot of art photography exhibitions taking place all over town during the Photokina under the designation Photoszene Köln. A listing of the exhibitions will be published soon here:

http://www.photoszene.de/en/about.html

Xmas
07-18-2014, 04:32 AM
See here: http://www.mrcad.co.uk/AboutUs.ink
The "one-time show" has been at it for over 50 years.

Yes 10 minutes walk from Victoria Coach (bus) station.

There are normally two stalls with cameras in Spitalfields antique market on Thursdays. Only one on Sunday.
http://www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com/the-market/thursday-market

And several in or off Brick Lane Mkt at weekends.

eg
Retitled
http://www.takecourageblog.com/2013/11/vintage-shopping-guide-to-spitalfields.html?m=1
which has girly clothing to distract partner while you buy another camera.
Filmsnotdead
http://www.filmsnotdead.com/about/

Some in CamdenRd Mkt

Karl K
07-18-2014, 08:38 AM
Thanks for all the info...now I have more stops to make at Photokina.
Is anyone else planning to attend?

Ghostman
07-18-2014, 10:24 AM
I think he means "flea markets"
Gulden was the former Dutch currency, now EURO.
Is this correct, Mustafa?

Only Cologne is in Germany so that would make it the currency formerly known as Deutsche Mark :-)

Holland had Dutch Guilders.

AgX
08-05-2014, 06:49 PM
There will be 72 exhibitions within the Photoszene Festival.

AgX
08-21-2014, 09:00 AM
At the Photokina traditionally there are photo exhibitions on the fair compound. Here is a listing (as far as I can see all require entrance to the fair):

http://www.photokina.com/en/photokina/diemesse/events_veranstaltungen/photokina_pictures/index.php


Also since many years there are a lot of art photography exhibitions taking place all over town during the Photokina under the designation Photoszene Köln. A listing of the exhibitions will be published soon here:

http://www.photoszene.de/en/about.html


The exposition agenda of Photoszene Köln has finally been released:

http://www.photoszene.de/en/exhibitions.html


78 exhibitions !! outside the fair

Karl K
08-26-2014, 07:22 AM
I just bought my tickets to Photokina. They are "open" tickets, which allow for entrance on any two days. If any APUG members will be there and would like to meet, kindly PM me.

Karl K
09-18-2014, 02:48 AM
I'm meeting another member for a beer near the Dom on Friday evening 8:00.
If anyone else would like to join us, kindly email me for details.
See you at the Fair.