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@ BubbaJon: It *is* a tough nut to swallow ($4200 for a 10x10 square on the floor), but the contacts we make are *much* more valuable than that. It could take us months to get the decision maker for a company we are targeting...at these shows you can just go to their booth. We now have 12 SKUs so people are taking us serious. We are approaching 100 stores that sell our line in the US (B&H, Adorama, Samy's, etc) and we have a good presence in Europe (Germany, UK, Netherlands). Many more stores / countries interested after seeing us at the show. Thanks for asking.
@ OnthRez: Thanks for the nice words. Regarding the models, a resounding, YES! People come to expect them at our booth (one day at Photokina we let them have the day off and we got bombarded with attendees asking where they were). You know us... we are largely middle aged men with way too much testosterone
We will be at Photokina again next year (2014) so come by and introduce yourself. Thanks to those of you who stopped by and introduced yourself ("hey, aren't you "gheller" on Fred Miranda?"). That was pretty cool.
Aloha from Hawaii