Cyber Monday 2014 Camera & Photo Deals Situation Room

It is that time of the year once again where we launch our chaotically adorkable Black Friday (morphing into Cyber Monday) Camera Deals Situation Room! This is a permanent post that will be updated multiple times during the next few days and serve as a summary of the madness. Bookmark this page! Or if you prefer, you can check the deals as they happen, one by one, at the Camera Deals blog (with full-text RSS feed).

Latest Update: Nov 29 at 3:33am ET – this blog-post’s title has morphed into the Cyber Monday Situation Room… Pruned some of the older [NEW] tags… New deals typically go at the top of each sub-section below, and have the [NEW!] tag.

HOT DEAL ALERT!

+ Fuji X100S with free EF-20 flash for $888 at Adorama [DISCOUNTED!] [HOT!]
+ Buy $25+ Amazon Camera branded Electronic Gift Card, $25 Promo Credit to spend towards 400+ DSLR/Mirrorless camerasexplanation – expires end of day 12/1/14 [NEW!] [HOT!]
+ Photography Magazines for $4 pear year (no auto-renewal; new subscribers or renewals or gift subscriptions; up to 3 years each; USA addresses; printed magazines) at DiscountMags (Pop Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Digital Photo, American Photo (no renewals), Wired, etc) – photography magazines towards the middle of the page – more details – expires 11:59pm on 11/30/14 [NEW!] [HOT!]
+ Buy the $1000 BlackMagic Design Pocket M43rds camera, get One Free Lens from these Olympus 17mm f1.8, 25mm f1.8, 45mm f1.8, 14-150, Panasonic 35-100 f4-5.6, 14-140 f4-5.8 OIS, 14mm f2.5, 45-175mm at B&H Photo. Locate the “Receive A FREE Gift Of Your Choice” or “View Savings” tiny links and click on them. See annotated step-by-step screenshots for more details. Offer ends by 12/2/14. [NEW!] [HOT!]
+ Sony a5000 w/16-50mm and Lightroom 5 and 16GB SDHC for $300 from BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony dealer). Available in black or silver. Limit 5 per buyer. [HOT!]

Storewide Deals

+ Black Friday at Adorama and B&H Photo and BuyDig and Best Buy’s Doorbusters
+ Waves of Daily Deals at Amazon’s Gold Box Lightning Deals and eBay’s Daily Deals

DSLR Gear

+ Canon D-Rebel T3i w/18-55 for $450 at Adorama (free accessories) and Sears and Best Buy and various at Amazon [NEW!]
+ Nikon D3200 two lens non-VR kit with FREE Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12 software (previous version) for $500 at BuyDig.com (ends by 11/30/14) [NEW!]
+ Price-match of Black Friday doorbuster: Nikon D3200 with 18-55 & 55-200 non-VR for $500 with accessories at Amazon by Amazon herself
+ Sigma SLR Lens Sale at B&H Photo: 150-500/5-6.3 for $770, 17-50/2.8 for $470, 10-20/4-5.6D for $380, 70-200/2.8 for $1100 [NEW!]
+ used Nikon D800 body only for $1450 (8 condition) at B&H Photo [NEW!]
+ Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS for $300 B&H Photo [NEW!]
+ Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II is going for $465 at Adorama (no coupons/rebates) in Canon mount and Nikon mount and Sony A-mount [NEW!]
+ refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens with one year warranty for $750 with free shipping at Adorama
+ refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens for $330 at Adorama
+ Sony a58 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens and Lightroom 5 for $480 at Groupon Goods (IMPORTANT: under Options, you must select the Kit with Lightroom! Default option is without Lightroom for $450)
+ Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS with NewLeaf warranty and Extras for $1390 after $200 mail-in rebate at Adorama (manually add the New Leaf warranty to the bundle)
+ Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS lens for $300 with free shipping at Adorama in the Nikon dSLR mount and Canon dSLR mount and Sigma dSLR mount and Pentax K mount (K-mount not stabilized) [NEW!]
+ Sony A-mount Lens Instant Savings at Adorama (top half of the page) [NEW!]
+ Pentax K-50 offers start at $367 to $400 (with $50 GC) at Adorama with free AF-200FG flash and 4GB Eyefi card and promotional rewards and such. Here’s a summary. There are many kits with different freebie options there, so do pay attention to the individual listings
+ Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD with 3yr NewLeaf warranty, three filter set, and extras for $592 after $50 mail-in rebate at Adorama in Alpha DSLRs and Nikon DSLRs and Canon DSLRs. Promotion ends 12/1/14.
+ Canon DSLRs (5DMk3, 6D, 70D) + Pixma Pro 100 bundles with AMEX prepaid gift cards via mail-in rebates at Adorama
+ manufacturer refurbished Canon 320EX Speedlite for $140 by Adorama on eBay and Adorama direct

Mirrorless Gear

+ Buy the $1000 BlackMagic Design Pocket M43rds camera, get One Free Lens from these Olympus 17mm f1.8, 25mm f1.8, 45mm f1.8, 14-150, Panasonic 35-100 f4-5.6, 14-140 f4-5.8 OIS, 14mm f2.5, 45-175mm at B&H Photo. Locate the “Receive A FREE Gift Of Your Choice” or “View Savings” tiny links and click on them. See annotated step-by-step screenshots for more details. Offer ends by 12/2/14. [NEW!]
+ Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit mirrorless lens for $800 at Adorama in Sony and Fuji [NEW!]
+ Zeiss 32mm f1.8 Touit mirrorless lens for $580 at Adorama in Sony and Fuji [NEW!]
+ Sony a5000 w/16-50mm and Lightroom 5 and 16GB SDHC for $300 from BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Sony dealer). Available in black or silver. Limit 5 per buyer [NEW!]
+ SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine II 25mm T0.95 M43rds Lens with bonus UV filter for $500 at B&H Photo
+ Sony E-mount Lens Instant Savings at Adorama (bottom half of the page)
+ Red Nikon S1 with 11-27.5mm without the Waterproof housing for $150 at B&H Photo
+ Sony a5100 body only for $350 at Adorama et al
+ Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Adobe Lightroom 5 and 64GB card for $600 by BuyDig on eBay
+ if you don’t need 16-50 and LR5, the a6000 body only goes for $450 at Adorama et al
+ Sony a7 or a7r bonus trade-in offer by Adorama
+ manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 and 55-210 for $450 by Secondipity on eBay
+ Panasonic M43rds specials (GH4, GH3, GX7, 12-35/2.8, 20/1.7 II) at Adorama
+ Panasonic GH4 with $50 bonus Gift Card for $1500 at B&H Photo
+ Olympus USA email subscribers (invited by email): 5% off coupon for next order IF you take survey (ends 11/30/14)

Big Sensor Primes

+ Fuji X100S with free EF-20 flash for $888 at Adorama [DISCOUNTED!]
+ Nikon A black for $580 at B&H Photo, for $600 with extras in silver at Adorama [DISCOUNTED!]
+ Imported (Gray Market) Fuji X100S for $685 with coupon code LOYALTY15 at Abe’s of Maine (imported; no Fuji USA warranty!) [NEW!]
+ Ricoh GR with GV-1 External EVF for $650 at B&H Photo
+ Ricoh GR for $600 at Adorama (coupon no longer needed)
+ Fuji X100S with free EF-20 flash for $888 at Adorama
+ Fuji X100T in-stock for $1300 at multiple places

Fixed Lens Cameras

+ Hasselblad Stellar (five different colors) for $1000 at B&H Photo [NEW!]
+ Panasonic FZ200 superzoom for $300 at Adorama and B&H Photo [NEW!]
+ Panasonic LF1 black rawsumer for $250 at Adorama and B&H Photo
+ Panasonic ZS30 black compact-zoom for $270 at Adorama
+ refurbished Nikon Coolpix P530 for $230 by BuyDig.com
+ refurbished Lytro light field cameras for $75 to $115 depending on storage and accessories at Woot Plus (ends 12/2/14 at 12am CT)
+ Citibank Thank You Rewards Members (December 1st only): get the Nikon Coolpix L830 for 14800 points (= $148). For everybody else, the internet price matched the Circular Ads, you can get it for $170 with free accessories at Amazon and B&H Photo

Action Cameras and Drones

+ GoPro HERO4 Silver with a bonus $50 Amazon.com plastic gift card and a 32GB Sandisk microSDHC for $400 at Amazon by Amazon actual (limit 3) or $400 for this bundle (replaces $50 GC with three accessories) or the CHDHY-40) for $380 from NewEgg’s eBay store (limit 1) [NEW!]
+ GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera is now going for $250 at B&H Photo (w/free accessories) and BestBuy.com (free accessories) and the official online Microsoft Store [NEW!]
+ DJI Phantom Quadcopters Black Friday prices start now at Adorama ($429+)

Imaging Software

+ DXO OpticsPro 10 Elite Edition (Download) for $130 at B&H Photo [NEW!]
+ Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 13 software for $77 at Amazon
+ Lightroom 5 and Canon MG-5520 AiO printer bundled together for $80 with free S&H _after_ you add them to the shopping cart at BuyDig.com [HOT!]

Memory Cards and Storage

+ 64GB SanDisk Extreme Plus UHS-I SDXC, model SDSDXS-064G-A46, for $40 with free shipping at B&H Photo (limit 10) [NEW!]
+ 32GB version (SDSDXS-032G-A46) of above for $20 with free S&H at B&H Photo (limit 10) [NEW!]

Gadgets and Everything Else

+ Printed Books: 30% off any Photography Book or other printed book sold at Amazon by Amazon herself (not marketplace sellers) with coupon code HOLIDAY30 (max coupon savings $10; expires 11/30/14) – see Terms and Conditions [NEW!]
+ One Year of Amazon Prime (new or extend existing membership) and 32GB GSM Unlocked Fire Phone for $200 total with no contract at Amazon.com

Brick and Mortar

+ Coupon for Mike’s Camera (back of their Black Friday ad found in newspapers): $20 off a single item with an in-store purchase of $40+ (expires 11/29/14)
+ Get $6 Reward on $25 Google Play Gift Card at Rite Aid B&M [limit 2] (Thur/Fri/Sat) [NEW!]
+ Buy iTunes $30 multipack (three $10 gift cards), get $10 Walgreens gift card (effectively a 33% off discount) – expires Saturday night
+ some of your local camera stores may be participating in the American Express Shop Small Business on Saturday 11/29/14 – check ShopSmall.com for details (summary)

New Camera Alert!

Sony a7 II full-frame E-mount mirrorless with sensor shift image stabilization
+ $1700 body only: Adorama and B&H Photo
+ $2000 w/28-70: Adorama and B&H Photo

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Fuji X100T Stock Status tracking page

Fuji is continuing their Big Sensor Prime line with the all new X100T APS-C fixed lens camera! This post is tracking the stock status of the camera! With the move to WordPress, we are no longer using Javascript widgets for the Stock Status table. It is plain HTML so you can read it on more devices and browsers. You can bookmark this in your browser or your RSS News Reader or your favorite bookmarking service (XMarks, Pinboard, etc).

Latest update: November 24, 2014 at 12:18am ET – new invasion of supplies, including Amazon itself… The price is $1300. A price is only shown below if it is different from $1300…

Fuji X100T stock status tracker
Option In-Stock Pre-Order
Black Amazon (Amazon itself)
Beach Camera
Best Buy
Kenmore Camera (eBay)
Beach Camera (eBay)
Berger Bros (eBay)
Best Buy (eBay)
eBay Search Results
Samy’s Camera
Adorama
B&H Photo
Silver Amazon (Amazon itself)
Best Buy
Best Buy (eBay)
Samy’s (eBay)
Berger Bros (eBay)
Samy’s Camera
DigitalRev
eBay Search Results
Beach Camera
Adorama
B&H Photo

Fuji X100T Key Features

  • 16mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • 23mm (35mm eq) f2 Prime lens (fixed)
  • Hybrid Viewfinder with real time parallax correction
  • 1/32,000sec electronic shutter
  • ISO to the moon and back, with a stop at 51200
  • 6fps
  • more film simulation options
  • 3-inch 1-megadot display
  • screen coated with unicorn tears
  • shutter button frosted with dragon fire
  • and lots more!

Footnotes

  • Prices and availability are not updated automatically but they are as of the Latest Update date
  • For Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Rakuten, NewEgg and other retailers with open marketplaces that allow third party sellers, be sure to check who the seller is
  • If you are not familiar with a particular third party seller, it is a very good idea to research them first! Do not assume!
  • for Questions, Corrections, Suggestions and such, please leave a comment or use the Online Contact Form
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Camera Deals in the 2014 Black Friday Circular Ads

Time flies! We are in Black Friday season once again. This post goes through the various Black Friday Circular Ads for 2014 and points out the items of camera and photo interest. This post only focuses on Circular Ads. It will be updated multiple times (this is the permalink for bookmarking purposes) until we cover most of the stores or my brain turns to mush – whichever happens first (most likely the latter). For deals as they happen (eg online deals), check the Camera Deals blog with full-text RSS feed.

*** FOR THE LATEST ONLINE DEALS ***
*** check Black Friday 2014 Situation Room mega-post ***
*** or follow them play by play at the Camera Deals blog (RSS feed) ***

Latest Update: November 23 at 12:52am ET – added Target… More stores will open on Thanksgiving Night this year – you can use it as an excuse to escape annoying/pestering/drunk relatives/friends/guests ;-)… In this post, BF is short for Black Friday… As usual, keep in mind, the internets often price-match many (but not all) of the Black Friday ads, so you may not have to fight the B&M doorbuster crowds if you don’t want to…

Store Index and Brief Summary

  • Target: Nikon L330 compact zoom for $100, D3200 2LK, GoPros, iPads, etc
  • Sears: offers for members of their rewards program
  • Walmart: Canon D-Rebel T5i, GoPros, P&S, etc
  • Radio Shack: opens twice (!) on Thanksgiving Day, Elph 135, Chromecast, AA, etc
  • Best Buy: GoPro Hero3+ Silver, Sony a5000, a6000, Nikon and Canon DSLRs of the APS-C kind, various superzooms, Pho Elements, Chromecast, USB sticks, etc
  • OfficeMax & OfficeDepot: Lexar C10 SDHCs, printers, Duracell, Canon P&S, Adobe Elements
  • Staples: Printers, iPads, Chromecast, No Cameras


Target Black Friday 2014

Tarjay too will open on Thanksgiving day (6pm local time or so). They also offer unconditional free shipping on their website which has their Black Friday ad on their Weekly Ad page.

  • Nikon Coolpix L330 superzoom (26x) for $100
  • (Target typically has an exclusive Nikon P&S model number)
  • Nikon D3200 w/18-55 & 55-250 for $500 (vs $550 at Amazon)
  • Canon D-Rebel T5 two lens bundle (18-55, 75-300) for $450
  • $50 Gift Card with either $250 GoPro Hero 3+ Silver or $200 Hero 3 White
  • Google Chromecast for $25
  • 50% off all Picture Frames
  • $100 gift card with select iPads 10″ or 8″
  • Fri 6am-12pm: 10% off Target Gift Cards (online too)


Sears Black Friday 2014

And now time to take a look at the doorbuster side of Sears! Their 64-page (and very nicely organized – compared to the chaos of their main website) weekly ad is posted on their website (under Deals, then select the Black Friday ad). They too will open on Thanksgiving night at 6pm local time (actual times may vary by region/store).

  • Kodak PixPro AZ361 superzoom for $150 with 30% back in points for Members (starts Thur 6pm)
  • Nikon Coolpix L830 for $170 and get back 20,000 Points
  • Canon D-Rebel T5 with 18-55 for $400 and get back 25,000 Points
  • Activeon DX action camera for $300, LX for $200 and get $100 back in Members points
  • Members Points offers are for members of the Sears Rewards program (free to join)


Walmart Black Friday 2014

Walmart posted their BF ads on their website under the Weekly Ads section of their website and they have an option to download this 40-pager as a PDF file. Some items may also be available online, others may be exclusive to their brick and mortar stores or limited time (and limited quantity) doorbusters. They too will open on Thanksgiving Day. Maybe we need to move Thanksgiving Day to Wednesday since Black Friday is now taking over Thursday!

  • Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 & 75-300 & extras for $700 (goes for $800 at Amazon)
  • Canon D-Rebel T5 two lens bundle for $450
  • Nikon D3200 two lens bundle for $500
  • Fuji S8630 superzoom with extras for $120
  • Nikon Coolpix L29 P&S for $47
  • GoPro Hero3 White Edition Camera with bonus $50 Walmart Gift Card for $200
  • GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera for $250
  • iON Air Pro Lite Camera for $100
  • 52-inch Sunpak tripod for $10
  • consumer photo printers
  • Google Chromecast for $25
  • 32GB Sandisk microSD w/SD adapter for $10
  • 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 or microSD or PNY Flash drive for $5 each


Radio Shack Black Friday 2014

Radio Shack too posted their BF circular ad on their Weekly Ads site. Radio Shack is pushing the “Open Thanksgiving” envelope with an AM/PM theme. They’ll open 8am to 12pm and then re-open 5pm to late. Hours may vary by store/region/etc.

  • Nikon Coolpix L830 with free 16GB SD for $170
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 for $80 (goes for $100 at Amazon)
  • Midland 1080p HD Action Camera with Accessory Kit for $75
  • Kodak Pixpro SL10 16MP Smart Lens Camera with 8GB card and mini tripod for $200
  • Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Camera and $20 bonus RS Gift Card for $350
  • 48pk Radio Shack brand AA or AAA single use batteries for $10 after coupon
  • Google Chromecast for $25
  • 10% off Military Personnel with valid Military ID
  • didn’t notice any memory card or flash drive specials (they typically have some)
  • free touchscreen gloves on first 50 customers (not sure if it’s Friday or Thursday)


Best Buy Black Friday 2014

They too posted their BF Circular Ads on their website, it is 47 pages long. The Best Buy stores too will be open on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 5pm local time (time may vary depending on store and region). For high demand items, they will be giving out tickets for up to two hours before store opening.

Please note the specials below are for the Best Buy brick and mortar stores. I don’t know how many of them may also be available online for store pickup or a classic online purchase (shipment to your home/address). The links to the Best Buy website are for reference, reviews, availability check, and such.

Best Buy DSLR and Mirrorless Offers

Best Buy Fixed Lens Camera Offers

Best Buy Other Tech Offers

  • Lowepro Format 110 camera bag and Sunpak 5858D tripod together for $20
  • Photoshop Elements 13 or Premiere Elements 13 for $60 (one or the other, not both)
  • Google Chromecast for $24
  • brand new 32GB Sandisk iXpand (Flash Drive + Lightning connector) for $55
  • Sandisk Extreme 80MB/sec SDHC cards: 64GB for $40, 32GB for $20, 16GB for $15
  • Sandisk microSD Ultra sale: 64GB for $25, 32GB for $13, 16GB for $10
  • Extreme versions of above for $35, $18, $15
  • 128GB Sandisk Cruz USB 2.0 flash drive for $28, 64GB for $17, 32GB for $8, 16GB for $5


OfficeMax/OfficeDepot Black Friday 2014

The now unified Office Max and Office Depot posted their Black Friday on their own website. Under Deals, Weekly Ads, and then select the BF tab. They will open on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Canon SX600 HS superzoom for $180 (goes for $200 at Amazon)
  • Canon Elph 150 IS for $100 (goes for $130 at Amazon)
  • Lexar Class 10 SDHC and microSD sale: 64GB for $25, 32GB for $15, 16GB for $9, 8GB for $5
  • 40% all Adobe Elements Titles, no specific product prices given, limit 2 per customer
  • Epson WF-2530 for $50, HP Envy 4500 with photo card pack and one month of ink for $50, Canon Pixma MG 3520 for $30, 5520 printer for $45, and various other printers
  • 4pks of Duracell single use AA or AAA: two sets for $4 and 100% Back in Rewards (limit 2)
  • 50% off ALL their house brand inks – check ahead if they carry your printer(s) inks
  • PNY USB sticks sale: 128GB for $35 (64GB for $23, 32GB for $13, 16GB for $8)
  • 3TB external desktop Toshiba Canvio printer for $80
  • various printers, iPads, other tablets
  • 20% off if you buy $50+ in iTunes Gift Cards(think photo apps, ebooks, etc)


Staples Black Friday 2014

Staples officially posted their BF Circular Ad on their website, in their Weekly Ads section. From there, select “View by Page” and then from the “Now Viewing” select the Black Friday 11/27 ad. They have no camera deals, but they have a variety of consumer printers on sale (eg HP deskjet 2544 for $30, Epson WF-2540 for $60). Of power interest, they offer 24pk of Duracell AA or AAA single-use batteries for $10 with coupon (to be found in the BF ad or staples.com/coupons). If you prefer free and don’t mind Rewards, Office Max/Depot will have having 100% Back in Rewards but only on 4-packs.

Of tablet interest, they will have the previous generation new condition iPads on sale, which, from a photograph[y/er] perspective, are a good bang for the buck in terms of screen/features/performance, 10-inch Air for $320, 8-inch Mini 2 for $240. A mini doorbuster of sorts, they will have the Google Chromecast for $25, and the Amazon Fire TV for $75! Their main deal is a $100 W8 laptop with SSD – fights may break out over this one. Of storage interest, a 1TB Toshiba portable hard drive is going for $50. And if you like to read Susan Sontag’s essays on photography in e-ink form, the new 2014 model basic Kindle with touch-screen will be a $50 doorbuster.

They will open on Thanksgiving Day.

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How to Opt-Out of Adobe’s Tracking of Desktop App Usage Information

Adobe is not exactly a champion of user privacy. In addition to the high profile hacking case of a few months ago, they also got caught red handed data hoarding on ebook users. And that’s before you consider all the issues with the Adobe PDF Reader software and Flash. So if you want to limit your exposure to Adobe’s data hoarding a little bit more, there is one option in your Adobe.com account profile that you can control, it tells Adobe not to collect “Desktop App Usage Information”. It is turned ON (ON = collect data) by default. I have no way of knowing how much of the spying/data-hoarding this will curtail, so don’t assume this is a catch-all safety net.

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Latest Short Updates (from Twitter)

You can find our latest Twitter updates right here or go directly to the @1001noisycamera Twitter account where I struggle to fit everything into 140 characters.




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Site News: the Camera Deals Blog is now running on WordPress!

Success! The Camera Deals blog is now up and running on WordPress! We have a long post with more details and with shortcuts to the various camera manufacturers, mounts and camera types for quick access. More things need to get sorted out in the next few days, but the website is up and running and loaded with new deals as well. The Old TypePad blog has moved to an archival sub-domain and will no longer be updated. If you notice any problems, issues, or have suggestions and such, please let us know!

And just like that, we no longer have any active blogs on TypePad. It’s WordPress time! Finally :)

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Camera and Photography eBooks in Kindle Unlimited (a reference list)

And now something for book readers. No, not steamy stories of photographers and models, but learning about photography along with some camera guides :) This post is an on-going reference list. While ebooks are not particularly ideal (yet?) for pure photography books, they can be quite handy for the many instructional books in the world of camera and photography, such as how-to, tutorials, camera-specific guides, Photoshop and post-processing, essays (we need more of these to inspire people in a world full of cameraphones), and the like.

The Kindle Unlimited (KU) subscription service is like a Netflix of eBooks. You pay a monthly fee and get to read participating ebooks for free. No contracts, you can cancel at any time for any reason. And you can restart later. There is a limit of ten ebooks checked out at any time, but you can exchange them as often as you like. In other words, no limit on how many ebooks you can read, but you can only have ten checked out at any time (similar to some brick and mortar library systems). You start with a free 30 day trial, and if you don’t cancel within the 30 initial days, you get charged $10 every 30 days thereafter (unless you cancel).

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Curiosity Factor: HTC “Double Exposure” event reveals new inhaler-size HTC RE kinda-action kinda-wearable camera

This was a curiosity item: HTC had their “Double Exposure” (photography related) event in New York! It started at 4pm eastern and ended 47 minutes later. You can rewatch the HTC video feed at YouTube and the live blog from CNET. Coverage of the announcement by various technology sites can be found through Techmeme

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Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2015 and Beyond

And we are baaaack! This is the first “content post” in the new WordPress era! This is a reference post, a list of camera and photography related Trade Show Calendars for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. With mobile photography increasing in popularity and importance, some mobile trade shows were added as well. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form

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October 2014
+ 7-11: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 12-16: GITEX in Dubai
+ 29 to Nov 1: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)

November 2014
+ 13-17: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

December 2014
+ winter is coming

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January 2015
+ 6-9: CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
+ 6-9: PMA at CES 2015 (the exhibit) in Las Vegas (USA) – the conference is January 4-5
+ 14-18: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show

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Welcome to the new powered by WordPress 1001noisycameras.com

Welcome to the brand new WordPress reincarnation of 1001noisycameras.com. WordPress is very flexible and versatile and customizable. If you notice that over time I go crazy with plug-ins and customizations, please feel free to e-yell at me :)

Template: The current template is the simplest default WordPress theme, a good way to start and slowly make adjustments. The annoying green banner at the top is there only temporary – to make sure everyone who visits notices the change. All apologies for the blinding color :)

RSS Feed: the Feedburner full-text RSS feed has now been switched over to the new WordPress blog. You will see these posts now. If you were already subscribed, you should be seeing the new posts now.

Comments: We are starting the blog using the native WordPress Comments with an anti-spam plug-in that will hopefully make it easy for real people to post: you just have to check an additional box that says you are not a computer, but no CAPTCHA, and no separate third-party accounts. There is a trade-off here. The third-party commenting services (Disqus, LiveFyre, CommentLuv) have more features and flexibility, but it’s a third-party widget added to the site. They can import the native WordPress comments later on, so they are always an option for the future if this doesn’t work out.

For any questions, issues, problems, please use the new online contract form or you can use the old contact form as well. Note that there will be all kinds of issues until things get sorted out.

Other things equal, we will repeat this exercise with the Camera Deals blog this weekend (October 10-12).

What About The Old TypePad Blog?

The Old TypePad blog will no longer be updated, it will remain as an archive. You can get to it with this new url http://blog1.1001noisycameras.com/. Due to the sheer size (over 10,000 posts) and various technical and creative issues, unfortunately we can’t port all the posts from the old TypePad blog. You can get to the old TypePad blog-posts by changing the url of any previously bookmarked or linked posts from www.1001noisycameras.com/some-blog-post to blog1.1001noisycameras.com/some-blog-post – see more details.

Any broken links from the old blog will be redirected to a special page here. Any individual posts that stand the test of time will be updated/refreshed and reposted here; for example the Trade Show Calendar for 2015 is the first content post to be posted here this week.

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