Meta: Font of Blog Post Titles is Now Smaller

The bold-o-vision blog-post titles are now smaller-ized. I decreased the font size from whatever it was [40px on full desktop] to 24px. It saves up space on the page, both in terms of being able to fit more text in a single line, and in terms of the actual size of the font. I will check on various devices and make minor adjustments.

If you have any preferences or observe any issues, please leave a comment here or use the online contact form.

PS: if you have a WordPress website and want to do this to your website, and you are using the WordPress Twenty-Sixteen default theme, the change is simple, add this under “Additional CSS” in the Customizer:

.entry-title {
font-size: 24px;
}

You can change the number to make it smaller or larger.

Pre-order discount: HP 14″ ZBook 14u G4 Mobile Workstation for $942

If you are a fan of using mobile workstations (as in more powreful laptops), B&H Photo has a pre-order discount on the HP 14″ ZBook 14u G4 Mobile Workstation. The entry-point model dropped from $982 to $942 with free expedited shipping. There are higher specs as well for more, including touchscreen options. The top model is $1728 with touchscreen, Core i7-7500U Dual-Core, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, 14″ 1920 x 1080 TN SVA, etc. The shipping estimate is “coming soon”.

Pre-order Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws kit

Honey Badger cares about lighting! The new Interfit Honey Badger lightning gear are now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. The Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws Compact Flash Head goes for $300, while the Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws 2-Light Kit goes for $700. They are expected to begin shipping in mid-August 2017.

PS: actual honey badgers are not included!

PS2: obligatory viral YouTube video.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 superzoom (60x optical, LiIon) for $199

If you are a fan of Nikon Coolpix superzooms, but not a fan of AA batteries, fear not! We have an option for you too! The black refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 superzoom (60x optical, Li-Ion) battery is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty. This is another one of their latest Featured Sales.

Refurbished red Nikon Coolpix L830 superzoom (34x optical, 4 AA) for $150

If of all the Nikon superzooms it is the red Coolpix L830 the one you want, in refurbished condition, it is going for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty (I believe B&H covers the warranty; the listing does not specify it explicitly). This is a 34X optical zoom camera powered by four AA batteries.

Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW for $60 w/free S&H

All that gear need to be properly bagged. Heck, even some of the bags need to be bagged for extra protection 😉 Which brings us to the new condition Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW (black color scheme) on sale for a limited time for $60 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo

For more of their offers, check their Back to School sale and their Featured Sale

UPDATE: here’s another bag sale at B&H, for $20 with free shipping, you can get the Case Logic Jaunt Backpack for 15.6″ Laptop in green or red color schemes. This is not a camera bag. This is a limited time sale.

UPDATE #2: also on sale is the Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II (Black) for $80 with free expedited shipping.

Sony PXW-FS5 4K XDCAM for $4749, w/18-105 for $5249

A new instant savings promotion running throughout August 2017 offers the new condition Sony PXW-FS5 4K XDCAM Body Only for $4749 with free expedited shipping, or bundled with the 18-105mm f4G OSS lens for $5249. This camera uses a Super 35 CMOS Sensor… Optionally, Adorama offers financing opportunities, check the “Take Note” section on the product page over there for details…

Starting October 2nd, you can return items purchased from 3rd-party Amazon sellers without contacting them

Starting October 2nd in 2017, Amazon will activate a new policy that makes it easier for buyers to return products purchased and shipped directly from 3rd-party sellers. You will no longer have to contact the 3rd-party seller for a return. You will be able to do it using the Amazon website which will print a prepaid (by the seller) return-shipping label. So the return process will be similar to that of products shipped or fulfilled by Amazon itself.

There’s also a new option for (non-)returning low-cost or high-shipping items or defective items. The sellers have the option to opt-in for “returnless refunds”, where the cost or condition of the item may be such that it would cost the seller more money to process a return, so they’ll instead let the customer keep the item while still issuing them a refund.

From a Buyer perspective, this is great news as it will weed out some of the more iffy or careless sellers, and give you more flexibility in being able to easily return products that are unsatisfactory or defective or otherwise not-as-described.

But from a seller perspective, this is a “sky is falling” moment, where worries of all kinds are expressed by Amazon sellers in multiple threads in the Sellers forum. Fraudulent returns, “free rentals”, losing big on return fees and shipping, feeling pressed into using “fulfilled by Amazon” and so forth.

More details at CNBC.com.

(ENDED) 9.7-inch 32GB iPad (2017 model) for $279

As of a late 8/2/17 re-check, this offer ended…

If you are tempted by the 2017 9.7-inch iPad, Adorama has a doorbuster sale on the 9.7-inch 32GB iPad (2017 model) on the Space Gray color scheme for $279 with free expedited shipping. Limit two units at the sale price. The other colors go for their regular price of $329. This is the Wifi-only model. This is model MP2F2LL/A.