Photo World Asia 2008
Just got back from a whole afternoon stroll at the Photo World Asia 2008 (others refer to it as PhotoWorld Manila). As usual, the Glorietta Activity Center was swamped with hobbyist and enthusiast photographers with all the sales and discount promos.
There was also the usual Cosplay modeling contest though I did not join the throng of photographers snapping shots near the stage since I didn’t bring my flash anyway. Stayed most of the time at the Canon booth where a print out on the bond paper says “Free Memory Cards if you Show Us you Canon dSLR”. Actually, it was only for the first 50 camera owners and the capacity is a measly 128MB.
Their photo booth, though, was a show stopper. Even non-Canon dSLR users are crowding around the lone model. Like last year’s PhotoWorld Manila, Canon (in my biased) opinion draws the most number of curious people especially with their demo units like the 5D hooked with an EF 300mm 2.8L IS USM telephoto lens.
This was also the time I dropped a huge wad of cash on a single lens. I already have a telephoto lens (Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6) but this one from Canon is something I’ve been drooling over for about a year now. Since the Canon Lens Sale was extended and the unit was in stock, I thought it was time to make the big jump — the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM is my very first luxury line of lens from Canon.
Too bad this didn’t make it to my pre-nup photo shoot last Saturday. But boy, this hobby sure is very expensive. The PhotoWorld Asia 2008 started last January 31 and will end on February 5, 2008 at the Glorietta Activity Center.