Archives for July 29, 2021

Joby sling strap, rain shields, mount kit, handheld stabilizer, drone sling, kodak digiframe, etc

FriYAY is here and as usual the B&H Photo daily deals last until SAturday 7/31/21 at 11:59pm ET but orders are not accepted Friday PM thru Saturday PM {check their websight for exacto times):

+ Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL) for $17

+ Ruggard rain shields, three options, $13 to $15

+ ZiV Phone and GoPro Mount Kit for $5

+ YelanGu Handheld DSLR Camera Stabilizer (Blue) for $69

+ ManFrotto Aviator M1 Sling Bag for DJI Mavic Pro and Mavic Air for $35

+ Kodak 10″ Digital Picture Frame with Wi-Fi and Multi-Touch Display (Matte Black) for $100
+ for our younger readers, this is not Kodak the rapper, but once upon a time there was a world famous photography company named Kodak in Rochester in the great state of New York

Meanwhile at the FRIDAY Woot daily deals they have S&D (scratch and dent) iPads ($170 to $240), a Dewalt 20V work light (for the worklightographers), Snaptain drones ($16 to $95), and a $99 Corsair 5000D mid-tower PC case; a case for your computer, not your political correctness ๐Ÿ˜‰

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday 10am ET) is the On-Stage ASVS6GB Pop Blocker with Clamp and Gooseneck going for $20…

1-Year CreativeLIVE Subscription for $109 after coupon

For new subscribers, CreativeLIVE has a surprise coupon for their 1-Year Creative LIVE subscription, their Netflix-style plan that lets you watch most of the online classes on their website for 1-year, Netflix-style for $109 thanks to limited time coupon code SUMMER40 entered over there.

I do not know when the coupon expires, presumably when it stops working ๐Ÿ™‚

The list of exclusions can be found by looking up the relevant question under the “See All FAQs” further down the page over there…

NIK Collection 4 for $100

Adobe may feel like they are the center of the photographic universe but they are not the only ones making imaging software!

If you want to join The Rebel Alliance, one of them Pixel Peeping Jedi is the NIK Collection, version 4, currently on sale for the next three days or so for $100 at the DXO online e-shop. This is for new customers. Existing customers can get an upgrade offer by logging into their account.

Separately, further down the page, on the left hand side, they have a bundle offer. You can get NIK together with dXO Pure RAW as a bundle, $190…

CreativeLIVE sale: $19 per class (many but not all)

CreativeLIVE is back with yet another sale, the summer heat is heating up their marketing offers ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is sale features $19 classes. Many of the individual classes on their website are on sale but not all of them. Check the individual product page of each class of interest to see if it’s on sale.

As usual, this is a limited time offer. I do not know when it is scheduled to expire…

Blog PSA: Feedburner Email Subscriptions Going Away!

We have a blog PSA alert! Google is changing Feedburner, the webservice we (and a lot of the internet) is using to create and manage the RSS of this blog.

Google is changing Feedburner, and in doing so, all non-core features are going away. One of the features that is going away is the RSS by email service.

If you are subscribed to this blog with Feedburner by email, through Feedburner, by mid-August, this service will NO LONGER WORK. The exact cut-off time is not known, and may float a little bit…

I will NOT be transferring the email subscriber list to any other service.

If you wish to have RSS via email, you must needs take action on your own. I am a few years behind on the latest RSS-related web services, so I have no clue which service(s) to recommend. If you use any and would like to recommend them, please leave them in the comments below…

For the last few years this blog has been running as a hobby ~ or mayhaps I’m just too stubborn to shut it down ๐Ÿ˜‰ Transitioning to one of the professional email services (they have monthly fees) is out of the question. I do not dare calculate costs (web hosting fees, etc) VS revenue (affiliate advertising income), because I’m afraid I may discover that it’s actually losing money ~ and that’s before you factor in the hours spent on this every year ๐Ÿ™‚

PS: this affects A LOT of websites, not just this blog. If you are subscribed to RSS by email for other websites, check if they have any alternatives or take action on your own…

PS2: if you are subscribed to regular Feedburner RSS through an RSS reader or RSS-like app, this should continue as usual. But as with any major web-related service transition (Google changing the Feedburner backend and infrastructure), there might be some unexpected temporary bumps on the road. The famous known unknowns ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thursday: PNY sale with SDXC, microSD, Flash Drives (17 options)

Amazon has yet to open a theme park but until Thursday 7/29/21 at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out), at the Amazon Gold Box Theme Park, you can ride the pony! Well, almost ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can participate the 17-item PNY storage sale that includes SD, microSD and flash drives…

+ 256GB PRO Elite SDXC (V30, U3, 4K, UHS-I, up to 100/90 MB/s) for $34.39

+ 512GB PRO Elite SDXC (UHS-I, C10, V30, U3, 4K) for $68

+ 512GB Elite Performance SDXC (C10, U3, UHS-I) for $63

+ 5-pack of 16GB PNY High Performance SDHC (U1, C10, UHS-I, up to 85MB/sec) for $17.49
+ comes out to $3.50 per card

+ five microSD options, from 64GB (3-pack) to 512GB

+ eight USB flash drive options
+ the single units are USB 3
+ the multi-packs are USB 2
+ including this insane 50-pack of PNY Attache 3 USB 2.0 flash drives for $148
+ come out to just under $3 per flash drive
+ could be handy if you frequently give images to friends, family, clients, etc
+ in theory at least, they are going to copy these to a hard drive or external disk, so USB 2 is not going to be an issue if they just copy them once or twice and keep it as a backup ๐Ÿ™‚

+ up to three units of the same item
+ not sure how this counts if you are buying different storage sizes of the same root item

UPDATE: the latest AdoRama DaiLY DEaL (changes FRiYAY 10am ET) is the new condition 1TB Angelbird AV PRO MK3 (SATA III 6 Gb/s) 2.5″ Internal SSD going for $339 with free US shipping….