World Awards Ceremony and Camera Test Briefing Highlight Technical Image Press Association Events at photokina

World Awards Ceremony and Camera Test Briefing Highlight Technical Image Press Association Events at photokina

The TIPA World Awards Presentation Ceremony took place at photokina on the evening of 26 September and was well attended by representatives from the award winning companies, officials from photokina, and editors and publishers from among the 30 TIPA member publications.

Madrid, 12 October 2018

The TIPA World Awards Presentation Ceremony took place at photokina on the evening of 26 September and was well attended by representatives from the award winning companies, officials from photokina, and editors and publishers from among the 30 TIPA member publications.

The gala event featured presentations of the prestigious TIPA World Award trophy to each of the winners in 40 different product categories that span the photo and imaging industry. The following morning, a TIPA breakfast meeting attended by media and technical representatives from numerous camera companies gave an in-depth look at the testing protocols of TIPA’s associated testing lab, Image Engineering.

Thomas Gerwers TIPA President

Katharina Hamma Chief Operating Officer Koelnmesse GmbH

George Schaub Johan Elzenga

CEWE Jörg Uhlenbrock Ulrich Steinkamp Josef Tapken Thomas Mehls

DxO Jean-Marc Alexia Jérôme Abribat

Epson Bruno Rost Kristin Saus-Opuszynski

Fujifilm Yota Rikimaru Nicole Sauvageod

Hahnemühle Ann Kristin Nohlen

Huawei Arne Herkelmann Kathrin Widmayr

LG Frank Sander

Nissin Goto Chikara

Samyang Alice Haeran Ji Yongwoo Kwon John (Jaewon) Jang

Manfrotto Joerg Schoenbeck Paolo Pozzi

SIGMA Hisashi Tatamiya Yasuhiro Ohsone

Tamron Sawao Takashi Michael Dickel

Panasonic Yosuke Yamane Hideki Katayama Hiroki Takahara

Nikon Jordi Brinkman Dirk Jasper

Canon John Maurice (Canon Europe) Issei Morimoto (Canon Europe) Shingo Hayakawa (Canon Inc)

Sony



TIPA and photokina
The partnership between TIPA, the worldwide association of imaging magazines and online publications and photokina has been strong throughout the years.

As part of the award ceremony, photokina COO Katharina C. Hamma spoke to the on-going and strong relationship between TIPA and photokina and how the award presentation event is one of the highlights of the show, and will continue to be so into the future. She also made special note of the achievements of TIPA Chairman, Thomas Gerwers and his twenty-year association with TIPA, the past ten as Chairman, and how, under his leadership, TIPA has expanded to a worldwide organization with 30 member publications from five continents. She also paid tribute to the achievements of imaging companies from around the world in winning the coveted TIPA World Award.

Award honourees at the ceremony included long-time industry companies as well as new entrants and those who represent emerging trends in the photo/imaging industry. The impressive list of honourees and numerous company representatives attending the event included Canon, CEWE, DxO, Epson, Fujifilm, Hahnemuehle, Huawei, LG, Manfrotto, Nikon, Nissin, Panasonic, Sigma, Samyang, Sony, and Tamron.

Said Thomas Gerwers, Chairman of TIPA and master of ceremonies at the event, “The TIPA World Award process draws upon the global panel of knowledgeable experts who are exposed to a wide range of products. Through their publications’ reach and editorial content they serve a large readership that has come to count on them for an honest and trustworthy appraisal of photo and imaging products. We are very pleased to play our part in recognizing the exciting products and technology offered by our industry.”

For a full list of this year’s TIPA World Award winners please visit the 2018 Tipa World Awards page.

TIPA Camera Test Technical Briefing

Uwe Artmann CTO Image Engineering



Camera testing and publication of results in TIPA member magazines provide a vital service to photographers worldwide, thus critical measurement and analysis are key.

Beginning two years ago, TIPA’s Technical Committee began an extensive search for an independent testing lab that could provide all the tools and tests required for this work and established a close working relationship with Image Engineering that laid the groundwork for protocols and reports that would best serve the industry and photographers. The technical briefing at TIPA’s breakfast meeting served to introduce these rigorous testing procedures and gain valuable feedback from company representatives. Uwe Artmann, CTO of Image Engineering, gave a fascinating presentation to the gathered press and company representatives on the thorough testing procedures used by the lab.

Image Engineering's uniqueness is their ability to provide a complete system, from the execution of standardized tests and the development of their own test software tools to the production and worldwide marketing of high quality measuring devices and charts, all of which come into play in the evaluations supplied to TIPA member publications.