Archives for September 11, 2023

Starts Tue 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Lighting 301 class

Another long class is coming at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR free-streaming, starting at 12pm eastern on Tueday 9/12/23, you can watch the 8-hour and 22-minute class with Pye Jirsa and the SLR Lounge Experience “Lighting 301”. The Class Introduction is FREE to watch (aka “the Kindle sample”). The titles of the 26 lessons can also be a good indicator of the types of things that will get covered.

Tuesday: Benro Tripod, AB 14.4V, Server Racks, Etc

Good news for procrastinators, the BILD Expo Specials have been extended by one day to 9/14/23!

MEANwhile there is a new 4-pack at the B&H daily deals good until 9/12/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Benro A474T Aluminum Video Tripod (100mm Bowl) for $210

+ Anton Bauer Titon SL 150 143Wh 14.4V Battery (V-Mount) for $340~

+ AURAY SVRK Series Deep Server Rack, four options, $95 to $125

+ KaiSer Repro Kid Copy Stand for $99

NOTE that there’s an upcoming holiday closure at B&H, from FRiday 9/15 at 1pm ET until Monday 9/18, so be sure to organize your orders accordingly.

Flashpoint Flashes and Transmitters sale

The current headliner of the Adorama Top Deals Daily Deals is a sale on Flashpoint on-camera flashes and Transmitters. V1 of the flashes goes for $199 in five options (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic). Also on sale are Flashpoint Transmitters for said systems for $45 each.

Elsewhere at Amazon, they have the new condition Samsung Galaxy TAB S6 Lite tablet for $309 (S-Pen included, 2020 US model, 10.4″, 128GB storage).

And for fans of Dell Windows laptops, the new condition Dell XPS 13 9310 goes for $959~. This is:

+ 13.4-inch OLED 3.5K (3456×2160) Touchscreen
+ Intel Core i7-1195G7
+ 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512G SSD
+ Iris Xe Graphics
+ 1-Year Premium Support
+ Windows 11 Home
+ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5.1
+ two Thunderbolt 4 ports

FREE 5-hour FStoppers Tutorial with NIK Collection 6 purchase

Good until 9/25/23, with purchase of the NIK Collection 6 from the DXO Online Shoppe, you get for FREE a 5-hour in-depth tutorial from The F/Stoppers. This is included auto-magically, no coupon code needed.

Because DRM-loving Adobe is-not/should-not-be the center of the digital imaging universe.

Speaking of bad tech practices, Google did a really nasty sneaky thing, they are adding / have-added an ad tracking system in the Chrome browser and they are calling it a Privacy feature. This on desktop and mobile versions of Chrome. Two of the three “features” are automatically turned ON! Then the tech companies complain when they get fined billions 🙂

A great write-up on this by (who else?) Ron Amadeo at Ars Technica, one of the last few remaining tech sites that are not just press release rewrites 🙂