Preview: lighting at the 2014 Photography Show

A quick guide to everything lighting-related happening at the Photography Show on 1–4 March 2014.

The Photography Show 2014

Next week we’ll be heading down to Birmingham to take in the 2014 Photography Show. What will be on offer to illuminate the photographic hordes who visit?

The Photography Show 2014

As well as a whole host of classes, workshops and events, manufacturers are using the trade fair to launch their latest lighting gear. Here are some highlights.

New products at the show

  • Canon will have a large exhibition which may include the new MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite — B10
  • Elinchrom’s latest ELC Pro HD professional-grade studio monolights — P60
  • Falcon Eyes (Benel BV) have a new LED striplight, the LP-DB1600 — M35
  • Hedler DX25 HMI, exhibited by Flaghead Photographic — K6
  • Lastolite, will show off the magnetic backdrop holder — K40
  • Lencarta will have a new battery-powered location lighting system — L20
  • Magneflash A-Lux Monos: high-speed location lights (made in UK!) — H12
  • Nissin’s i40 flashgun makes its debut at the Kenro stand — L65
  • Photomart will launch their new iLux LD150 entry-level studio flash head — K30
  • Phottix’s (Intro 2020) new Mitros+ for Nikon may make an appearance — N50
  • Profoto’s B1 AirTTL is the first-ever TTL-enabled studio light — K90
  • Samsung’s stand will have their NX cameras and maybe the SEF-580A flash — B30

Nissin i40 on Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameraProfoto B1 500 AirTTL

Other exhibitors of note

  • Bowens are hosting some networking events and classes for pros — P1, Pro & Retailer Lounge
  • Broncolor/Hasselblad, if you like to lust after really high-end gear — K50
  • Enlight Photo, makers of the Frio coldshoe and Orbis ringflash — K82
  • The Flash Centre has studio lighting workshops and show specials — P60
  • Hähnel have a nice range of triggers and accessories — L70
  • with their extreme action-freezing MicroFlash system — M80
  • Kenro will show the Reflecta range of affordable studio lighting kits — L65
  • Manfrotto UK offer a number of talks and lighting demonstrations — K40
  • Metz UK (Intro 2020) for flashguns, studio lights and video LEDs — N50
  • PixaPro, whose Lumi, PowerCore & PowerGenerator we recently reviewed — P30
  • Viewfinder Photography with a new range of vinyl and collapsible backdrops — A10

On Sunday and Monday you might also bump into Chris Clark, the managing director of Hink, who will have a goose-shaped prototype flashgun hidden up his sleeve.

The Photography Show takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK on 1–4 March 2014. Are you going? What are you looking forward to seeing or hearing about the most?

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David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.