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Photographs and Report by: Bernard Languillier

I am just out of thePhoto Imaging Exposhow here in Tokyo, and would like to share some quick impressions with my fellow readers ofThe Luminous Landscape.

Some bits of intro first. PIE is the most important photo event in Japan. It moved in 2001 to Big Site, a large exhibition complex located in a relatively new part of Tokyo called Obaida. It is usually held first in Tokyo in March, and is then replicated in Osaka and Nagoya later on in spring.

PIE has become more ambitious over the years and is now a full fledged event attended by most major vendors in the industry. However, most Japanese top notch products announcements had until now always been made at the overseas giants Photokina and PMA. It seems that the marketing strategy of some key players might be on the verge of changing as Pentax just presented exciting new stuff at this years PIE... Read on.

No time to waste; let's have a quick walk through the booths of...

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Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.
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