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Awards galore at awards gala

Like children competing at a primary school sports day, everyone wins a prize at the Technical Image Press Awards (TIPA). 

And why wouldn’t they? Given the manufacturer of each winning product has to pay a hefty licence fee to TIPA to use the logo for promotional purposes, the more category slicing and dicing, the more potential revenue, and the smarter the location for next year’s junket judging get-together. (This year the judges were flown to Havana, Cuba, with the award ceremony to take place in Tokyo in June. TIPA is located in Madrid. So TIPA gets the award for Largest Carbon Footprint, Product Judging category!) 

The following list of 40 TIPA best products have been selected by about 30 editorial representatives from a range of photographic publications, guided by recommendations from the TIPA Technical Committee: 

The Pentax K-P took out best Expert APS-C format DSLR

Digital Photo/Video Professional Camera: Panasonic LUMIX GH5
Full-Frame DSLR Expert: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Medium Format Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50S
DSLR Professional: Sony a99 II
APS-C DSLR Expert: Pentax KP
DSLR Entry Level: Nikon D5600
Mirrorless CSC Expert: Fujifilm X-T2
Mirrorless CSC Professional: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark ll
Mirrorless CSC Entry Level: Fujifilm X-T20
Professional Compact Camera: Fujifilm X-100F
Expert Compact Camera: Sony RX100 V
Superzoom Camera: Panasonic LUMIX FZ80/FZ82
Rugged Camera: Nikon Coolpix W100
Camcorder: Canon XC15
Professional Lens: Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED
DSLR Prime Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
DSLR Standard Zoom Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
DSLR Wide Angle Zoom Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art
CSC Prime Lens: Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 WR
CSC Telephoto Zoom Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm 1:4 IS PRO

The Metz mecablitz M400 was best portable flash unit.

CSC Standard Zoom Lens: Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH/ POWER OIS.
ActionCam: Sony X3000R
Portable Flash: Metz mecablitz M400
Professional Flash System: Profoto D2
Tripod: Vanguard Alta Pro 2, 263AB 100 ballhead
Camera Accessory: Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite
Lighting Accessory: Nissin Air10s
Image Storage Solution: SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD
Imaging Processing Equipment: Wacom Intuos Pro
Imaging Software: Macphun Luminar
Photo Printer: Epson SureColor SC-P5000/P5070
Inkjet Photo Paper: Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige 340 gsm
Photo Smartphone: Huawei P10/P10 Plus
Photo Monitor: LG 27MD5KA 
Camera Drone: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
360 Degree Camera: Nikon KeyMission 360
Photo Print Service: WhiteWall ultraHD Photo Print
Photo Bag: Manfrotto Pro Light 3N1-36
Best Design: Hasselblad X1D-50c

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