Trade Show Calendar Updated with the 2020 and early 2021 dates

Hello World! We have a blog update here after many moons (and suns and quasars)! The Trade Show Calendar has been updated with the 2020 shows and some of the early 2021 shows as well. The CoronaVirus pandemic has some trade shows moving dates to the Fall of 2020, others moving to a date to be determined at a later date, and others moving to 2021, while Photokina has jumped all the way to May 2022.

Aside from the impact of COVID-19, 2020 is a leap year, and that changes the dates/weeks some trade shows happen, especially if they have a preset such as “Monday to Thursday”. A leap year has 52 weeks and TWO days, which means dates get pushed, some run into weekend boundaries and such, meaning some trade shows may move up or down by one week in the calendar.

As usual, please leave a comment or use the online contact form for corrections, additions and such.

Black Friday 2018 Coverage at the Noisy Blog

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 are almost upon us! This year, we are planning a more back-to-basics approach. The deals will be posted one by one (as usual) at our Camera Deals blog. This blog has a full-text RSS feed which is hosted at Feedburner, so if anything happens to the website, you can use Feedburner as a backup. Feedburner is hosted on Google’s own servers which are much more reliable than what a poor old blogger can afford 🙂

This year I won’t be doing rolling summary round-ups here at the main blog. I may do a “best of” type of a post if circumstances dictate it, but the on-going MEGA summary post won’t happen because it eats up time that I could be using to post even more new deals [instead of never-ending summaries/editing].

If you have any ideas and thoughts for BF/CM coverage and such, please feel free to leave a comment here or use the online contact form

Update: Trade Show Calendar added for 2019

Another year is almost over and as it has been our tradition here, we updated the on-going Trade Show Calendar with the 2019 events. A couple of events don’t have posted dates, that’s why you see the ??? as their dates. As usual, please feel free to leave comments or use the online contact form for additions, corrections and deletions…

PS: this post also serves as an alert for those of you following on RSS readers and email notifications….

And we are back [once again!]

UPDATE NOV-06-2918: the Trade Show Calendar for 2019 will be added later this week! If you have any updates, eg new trade shows starting up in 2019 [or corrections of any kind], please use the online contact form or leave a comment here…

And we are back once again! We have already started picking up momentum in the Camera Deals blog as we are building up to the Black Friday 2018 madness which will come a bit earlier this year, Friday [obviously] November 23.

Time sure does fly! We’ve been doing this for 13 (!!!) years [e-Dinosaur alert!]. Here are some of our early posts back when I was using Livejournal. After all, up until a few weeks ago, George R. R. Martin himself was using Livejournal [then again he writes his voluminous books using Wordstar on MS-DOS] 🙂

To put 13 digital camera years in perspective, some of the cameras we were talking about then: the early stages of the Canon 5D “Beatle mania”, Panasonic launched the LX-series with the LX1, Minolta had its own 5D DSLR, the Samsung PRO 815 superzoom [up to 420mm eq], the Nikon D2X professional DSLR, the Leica Modul-R, the Fuji F10 [early precursor to the Fuji F31fd cult camera], and so forth… Meanwhile among the hot topics of discussion back then was the Figure of Merit formula… . Numbers-wise, Kodak was the #1 in digital camera unit sales in the US market, with HP (!!!) being number five… And on and on and on…

As far as this [the main blog] we will continue with some of our recurring features, and also start new projects, more specifically things that are not typically covered, eg niche topics. If you have any pet ideas you want to see done/covered, please feel free to leave a comment, or use the online contact form

Latest 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 more than 140 characters now 🙂

Trade Show Calendar updated with 2018 Dates

This is a short alert for our readers following this on RSS feed! I just updated the Trade Show Calendar with the 2018 dates. We have quite a few changes this and next year, as Photokina will have its last September show in 2018, and then, starting with 2019, will move to Mays, still in Cologne (Germany) of course. A number of other trade shows are also shifting around the calendar…

Price Charts Update: Missing Cameras Added to Mirrorless Cameras Price Chart

The three missing cameras from the Mirrorless Camera Chart post have now been added to it! The same page was revised, so your previous bookmarks are working and will have the latest version. If you want to revisit the original, you can find it at this page.

The three new cameras that were missing: the Sony a6500, Fuji X-A10 [CORRECTED], and YI M1. Thanks to our readers for the alerts and corrections!

To make amends for the delays in completing this series, I will create a bonus fifth “Price Charts” installment! Coming in the next few days 🙂

You can read all previous installments in the Price Charts Archives going back to December 2014.

Tip: You can Save or Read the New Price Charts with your favorite Reading and Bookmarking Services

If you want to read the brand new Camera Price Charts offline, or read them using your favorite bookmarking or read-later services, or easily save them for future reference, I just tested them with these services and they are readable just fine: Instapaper, Pocket, Kindle (both the Android app and the e-ink e-reader), Feedly, and Evernote.

The easiest way to send them to different places is probably Android because it has a versatile built-in sharing system. Or you can login to those services individually and add the articles there, or use their browser plug-ins on a PC/laptop browser.

If you are having trouble with any reading service, please leave a comment or use the online contact form.

Switched to Default WordPress Theme, New Content in the Works

This is a short website update! The website looks different since the last time you visited! I just switched it to the default WordPress 2016 theme, a very lightweight theme. Now both this (“Main blog”) and the Camera Deals blog have the same theme, giving them a more uniform look, making it easier when you switch back and forth. More customizations and tweaks to both are coming in the next few days. I am currently running them as they were out of the box to make sure there are no issues. Back to being a WordPress hippie, no fancy-smancy Genesis themes 🙂

The other update is that new content is in the works for the “Main blog”. This was supposed to transform into a “reference” type of content repository (a lot more things in the mold of Trade Show Calendar, Cameras of 2017, Price Charts series, etc) but for a variety of reasons [one of which is a very long rant that will eventually get posted], only a few of the planned posts and ideas and experiments materialized.

But one of these delayed reference posts is getting published tonight, before midnight! Please feel free to e-yell at me if it’s not here by 11:59pm pacific time. Hopefully this will be the first of many more “reference” type of posts 🙂

Blog Updates: Trade Show Calendar updated with 2017 shows; Black Friday Ads Digest begins soon

It’s that time of the year again, I updated the Trade Show Calendar with the 2017 events. All the major shows have dates published, except for the “Le Salon de la Photo” whose 2016 trade show is actually happening this very weekend (follow some of the action on the official Le Salon trade show hashtag). All the major trade shows continue from last year, however, some have changed their dates, while others moved to different locations. January has most of the action in 2017.

NEXT UP: Black Friday is less than two weeks away, so our customary annual Black Friday coverage will begin with the Black Friday Ads digest. This should go live either tonight or tomorrow and will continue to get updated as more official and officially-leaked ads come out.

After that, we’ll have our usual “Black Friday Situation Room” as we get closer to the actual Black Friday.

Coming Soon at the Main Blog (for the rest of 2016)

This is a short heads-up post, planned for the remainder of 2016 here at the main blog are the following posts:

  • update the Trade Show Calendar with 2017 dates [TASK COMPLETED!]
  • our annual Black Friday Published/Leaked Ad digest – even if you don’t plan to shop at brick and mortar, most of these are price-matched online the week of Black Friday [IN PROGRESS!]
  • our annual Black Friday Situation Room
  • If I find any interesting patterns comparing the last three years of Camera Price Charts, I will create a post. But if I don’t find anything interesting enough, I won’t post

New WordPress Theme Installed

Something looks different on the website today? YES! We switched the main blog to a slightly different theme. Back when we switched to responsive themes last Spring, this blog was supposed to get eventually upgraded from the Genesis Sample Theme to one of their Premium themes. Well, it happened tonight 🙂

The main menu moved to the top of the page, so when you mouse-over, the various menu options don’t cover as much of the readable part of the text. More tweaks and changes will happen going forward (hopefully they won’t take as long!).

If you have any feedback, suggestions, corrections, errors or problems, please let us know using the contact form (it also shows a direct email address there) or leave a comment below.

Coming SOON here (to the Main Blog)
Speaking of slow moving things, the next main blog project is a new edition of the “Camera Price Charts”. The last time we did this was December 2014, so this could make for an interesting comparison with nine months in-between.

Another thing that should get done in the next couple of weeks is an update to the Trade Show Calendar with 2016 events.

If you have any other reference type projects you want to see here, please let us know using the contact form (it also shows a direct email address there) or leave a comment below.

New WordPress Responsive Theme Installed

UPDATE (MAY 18 in 2015): Something looks different? YES!!! After a month, I finally replaced the mega-font-bold-o-sprawling default 2015 WordPress Theme with a more suitable one! This will be adjusted in the next few days and evolve as this main blog evolves. This is a simple self-explanatory theme, but if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment or use the online contact form or le Twitter.

In parallel, we also updated the WordPress Theme of the Camera Deals blog to something even more compact and readable.

Both of these themes are responsive, so they will adjust depending on your device, the device orientation, and the viewport size (eg when you adjust the browser window size on a desktop or laptop or some tablets/smartphones).

The rest after the jump is OLD NEWS, it refers to the previous Theme Change, and is kept only for historical reasons!

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Trade Show Calendar updated with 2016 Events

This is a quick alert for those of you following the updates via RSS or web notifiers or e-mail. We finally have something on this blog that is completed ahead of schedule 🙂 The Trade Show Calendar has now been updated with the 2016 trade shows. All except a couple of Fall 2016 events have posted their schedules. Sadly a couple more trade shows are no longer with us or they merged with other trade shows.

The previous years are also kept there, page further down to find them. I am keeping the format organized in ascending calendar year order. There are trade-offs to switching to reverse timeline per year or rolling reserve timeline, but all the trade shows operate on an annual basis, so this format seems to be the more natural. If not, let us know (see next paragraph)…

If there are any Trade Shows missing or any errors/corrections/etc, please let us know using the online contact form or leave a comment.