Impromptu Live-Tweeting of Apple’s iPhone 14 Live Event!

Surprise-surprise dear readers! We have an impromptu live-tweeting of Apple’s iPhone 14 “Far Out” event that will be live-streaming on the interwebs. You no longer need Apple devices to watch it 🙂

You can follow the live-tweeting shenanigans at https://twitter.com/1001noisycamera (without a final “s” because username size limits),,,

OR if you just want to watch the darned event without everyone and their blogging grandfather live-tweeting it, here’s the YouTube embed of the official Apple stream 🙂

Blog Update: Minor Housekeeping in the Template

In case you were wondering whether something looks different, you are right! I did some minor blog template housekeeping. Some things got removed from the Siderbar and the Footer (the expanded RSS feeds at the bottom of the blog). I also re-prioritized the widgets in the Sidebar.

I also reduced the number of posts per page from 50 to 30. I had previously increased this to 50 during one of the previous holiday shopping seasons and forgot to change it 🙂

With these adjustments, the blog should theoretically load faster, or at least, less slow 🙂

Blog Tweet Update: Live-Tweeting the Samsung Unpacked event!

As of the time of writing, Samsung is running their Unpacked 2021 event live on the YouTubes! I am live-tweeting the event with totally non-insightful and goofy/silly commentary on Twitter at @1001noisycamera (no final “s” because username length limit)…

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 😉 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 🙂

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 😉

Backup in case of trouble: the Full-Text Feedburner RSS Feed!

With the sudden explosion of deal posts here during Black Friday week, the chances of WordPress/Hosting having some kind of hickup increase.

Thankfully we have a very easy and affordable [FREE!] plan B, the the Feedburner full-text RSS feed. This is hosted by Feedburner [Google], so even if this website goes down for technical issues, the RSS feed will continue to live!

OR for members of our Patreon Platinum MAX PRO XXL Elite Supreme Insiders tier, I will personally hand-deliver you the deal posts printed on premium paper, served with a complimentary Chipotle burrito 😉

Main Blog Update: Trade Show Calendar updated with 2020+

We have some rare action on the main blog! Our on-going (since 2014) Trade Show Calendar has been updated for 2020 and beyond. The COVID virus has thrown things in a loop, some shows are postponed/cancelled/TBD, others moved to the Fall of 2020, others moved to 2021 and 2022 (Photokina). Things will definitely change even more as the situation develops. Hopefully things will be under control soon!

Sign up now: our FREE Full-Text RSS feed

As you may have noticed we have been slowly but steadily being building up momentum for the black friday and holiday shopping seasons. IF you don’t want to miss any of the offers or if you prefer to use apps or RSS readers, don’t forget that we have a FREE full-text RSS feed which you can sign up using your favorite news-reading app or RSS reader…

Blanket Correction II: B&H Daily Deals link corrected!

We have another blanket correction, and it’s not a deja vu! The link to the B&H Photo daily deals has now been corrected for the last few days. Because of a cut-and-paste error, it had been pointing to Woot Sellout instead…

All apologies for the confusions!

Thanks to one of our readers for the alert using the online contact form!

PS: why was this happening? All it takes is one cut and paste mistake and if I don’t notice it, I simply copy the link of the previous day for the next day and it continues to propagate ~ like it happened the last two times…

PS2: it is also possible that I’m getting too old 🙂

Blanket Correction: B&H Daily Deal Links now corrected

This is a blanket correction for the last few days. Due to a self-propagating cut-and-paste error of the previous daily deal links, the links to the B&H Photo daily deals of the last few days were pointing to the wrong place (a 3rd-party lens at Amazon). All apologies for the confusion! Thanks to S.W Anderson for pointing it out in the comments!

PS: if you see things like that, please feel free to point it out in the comments or use the online contact form. This being a poor blog, we don’t have the luxury of having a “bug bounty program”, but you will definitely have our thanks 🙂

Prime Day 2019 is over (except for few leftovers)

Thank you for joining us in this exciting two-day Prime Day 2019 adventure. Almost all the deals are now over, so all the posts you see below mentioning Prime Day are expired… We had a total of 45 posts during the last two days…

IF you want to stay updated on the latest deals, we also offer a free full-text RSS feed [tell your friends too!].

Today we’ll take a look at all the other retailers not named Amazon and there are plenty of pre-orders to get to as a number of new cameras and lenses got announced the last few days…

Having Fun with Our Prime Day Coverage? Bring Your Friends Over!

Are you finding interesting things or having fun just following the madness at this blog? If yes, then bring your friends here too! Preferably after you buy the used camera deal that has just one unit left 🙂

And don’t forget, we offer a free full-text RSS feed and you don’t have to be a Prime member to subscribe. Or join our Patreon or Kickstarter or GoFundMe 🙂

And we are Baaaaack!

All apologies for the outage of the last 24 hours. I forgot to renew the annual web hosting package and it cancelled 🙂 Now it has been renewed as you can see from the Return of the Blog Episode IV: The Billing Menace.

The hosting company is not to blame ~ they sent multiple alerts and warnings. But I forgot to put that email on my phone, so I wasn’t checking it often ~ we are all turning into phone zombies after all 🙂

Update: Website problem corrected

The last few hours you may have seen a redirect problem with the blog (this particular camera deals blog, not the main blog/domain) with a destinywall.org and letstakemetoad.com redirect warning. This was caused by a WordPress plug-in for related posts that was retired/abandoned…

Related posts are widgets that go below each post and recommend other posts.

From the looks of it, the domain letstakemetoad.com was registered late on 4/15/19.

If you know anyone using this plug-in, you/they would probably want to deactivate and delete it as soon as possible…

This is one of the reasons some people prefer to write their own plug-ins instead of using publicly-available ones. Of course in order to do this you have to have the time, energy, knowledge and/or budget…

PSA: KEH Camera website remodel/redesign

You are not imaging things. The KEH website looks different indeed! That’s because there is a website remodel/redesign, and as per the rotating ticker on their site over there, they are actively looking for feedback on the new design, especially if you are having problems…

With so many viewports these days with desktops, laptops, 4K screens, AiOs, tablets, smartphones of all sizes, 2-in-1s, browsers of all sorts, etc, etc, etc, it’s a herculean task for a website design to cover all bases. Thus the request for feedback 🙂

PSA: don’t forget our RSS feed!

As we get closer to the madness, don’t forget to keep this website’s RSS feed handy. The RSS feed is hosted by Feedburner, so even if the website goes down, the RSS feed will continue. And you can read it with a web browser [as a website backup], you don’t need to use an RSS reader service or app ~ for casual/temporary reading…

Blog Update: Trade Show Calendar updated for 2019

And we have a new blog-post alert! Our on-going and ever-growing Trade Show Calendar reference has been updated with the 2019 events. The biggest change for 2019 is that Photokina is moving from September to May. A couple of shows don’t have dates yet, so you’ll see “???” in their dates… Please feel free to leave comments or use the online contact form for corrections and additions/deletions…

Blog Going On Hiatus

Thanks to a variety of things, this blog (and the main blog) are now going on hiatus… More updates as things develop…

Back Online with New Hosting Service

And we are baaaack with a new web hosting service! If you want to transfer your WordPress blog from one hosting service to another, this is a great and FREE WordPress plug-in, All In One WP Migration by ServMask.

It may take a few more hours for DNS changes to propagate throughout the world. Please let me know if you have any issues!

PSA: Changing Hosting Service this weekend

We will be changing the hosting service for this blog during the weekend. Expect some outage as things get setup and sync. But fear not, the full-text RSS feed is hosted separately with Feedburner and should not be affected.

Shop and Support!

If you find this website useful and want it to continue, please consider making your online purchases using the various affiliate links we have in the various posts here. Any purchase counts, you don’t have to buy the item that the link is pointing to. Or you can use the Stock Status Tracker for new releases, or find your favorite online retailers at the
Shop and Support page. We have minimal conventional web advertising and offer a free full-text RSS feed, so YOUR purchases is the main source of funding!

But shopping is not the only way to help! An equally important way, if every one of you reading this message tells at least one friend, we will double the number of people reading this! You can tell them in person, in your favorite photography forums, on social media, on Tinder, you can fax them, you can tell them in the 3D VR and AR worlds, you can send a raven, and so forth 🙂

New Blog Experiment: Related Posts/Deals

A new blog-experiment is in progress! Using “Related Posts” type of plug-ins to show related deals/posts on individual blog posts. For example, here’s a Mitakon Speedmaster post with related links below it.

It is an experiment for now, since the various “Related posts” widgets don’t have a way of knowing that something expired, you can only filter by Categories and Tags, not by looking for ENDED or EXPIRED in the post text. Mayhaps to make the most of it I’d need to use a category/tag marking either the expired or the living deals [which with take a lot of time in adding Expired Tags, or a lot of time to develop related posts if I add Living Tags]

As usual, please feel free to let us know in the comments or using the contact form.

We Got An Award! Top 20 Camera Gear blog!

Just in time to be fashionably late for the Oscars, we got an award! This blog is ranked #7 among the “Camera Gear Blogs” at Feedspot. This is the digital version of the award below. I don’t think a hardware version is coming in the mail, but it won’t stop me from checking the mail daily 🙂

Camera Gear Blogs

Find this useful? Tell Your Friends!

If you find this chaotic website useful, tell your friends on the interwebs, and on the street and in the social media and in the forums and in AR/VR too! The more the merrier! We need moar people! You can give them the website link. We also have a free full-text RSS feed. Also compare the amount of advertising you see on a typical website with this!

(ENDED) Live-Tweeted the Nokia and Samsung MWC Press Conferences

These events ended but you can find them archived on YouTube if interested (just search for the relevant keywords, Nokia MWC 2018, etc)…

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Price Charts Series now COMPLETED with Fixed Lens Cameras

And we are back with the final installment in the mid-February 2018 price charts series, it is the RAWsumers, the serious fixed lens cameras with RAW out of the box, here’s the post: Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart!

MID-FEBRUARY 2018 SERIES

+ 35mm Full Frame Price Chart
+ APS-C DSLRs Price Chart
+ Mirrorless Price Chart
+ Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart

Mirrorless Cameras Price Charts are now POSTED!

This is by far the largest and more complicated of the Price Charts posts, the mirrorless cameras. There are so many of them the main chart is split in two. A total of four charts are available and the price-checking produced many mirrorless deals posts.

So without any further ado, here it is, the mid-February 2018 Mirrorless Price Chart

MID-FEBRUARY 2018 SERIES

+ 35mm Full Frame Price Chart
+ APS-C DSLRs Price Chart
+ Mirrorless Price Chart
+ Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart (coming up)

New Price Charts post: the APS-C DSLRs!

We continue our mid-February Price Charts series with the publication of the APS-C DSLRs Price Chart. This one did not trigger as many deal posts as did the Full Frame burst mode of posts the previous two days.

If everything goes according to plan, we’ll continue posting one of these per day, in the order they are mentioned below:

MID-FEBRUARY 2018 SERIES

+ 35mm Full Frame Price Chart
+ APS-C DSLRs Price Chart
+ Mirrorless Price Chart (coming up)
+ Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart (coming up)

New Price Charts Series: Episode #1 is Ready – 35mm Full Frame Cameras

The avalanche of 35mm full frame deals is over! The Full Frame Price Checking has been completed, and not only that, but Part #1 of our February 2018 Price Chart series is complete! You can now read it, it is the Episode I: The Full Frame Discounting Menace, directed by Chewbacca and a PORG 🙂

Blog Update: “The Photography Show” shows added to Calendar

Thanks to our readers for the alerts! Two more trade shows have been added to the Trade Show Calendar, it is the “The Photography Show” in Birmingham in February, and now launching a US version as well, in May in Los Angeles!

New PermaPost: New Cameras & Lenses of 2018

CES 2018 is here, and with it we had the first wave of official new product announcements. So the time was right today to launch our New Cameras and Lenses of 2018 Tracker. As with the previous installments, we only track serious/interesting cameras, we no longer chase every single P&S camera or $50 lens clone 🙂

For reference, these are the trackers for the previous years:

+ the New Cameras of 2017
+ the New Cameras of 2016
+ the New Cameras of 2015