Comprehensive Guide to Amazon Prime Benefits

We have a new reference post here at the main blog, a “living document” of the ever-expanding benefits (and restrictions) of the Amazon Prime program. This will be updated many times as things change, thus the “Latest Update” section below…

LATEST UPDATE: May 22 in 2017: it looks like Amazon the $25 minimum for free shipping for non-Prime members was a temporary experiment at Amazon, now it’s back to $35… added screenshot of Prime shipping option offered by 3rd-party sellers… fixed typos and tortured sentences, and other things that came up during further proof-reading… If you want to quickly skim/scan this long post, focus on the bold phrases :)… Created on 2/8/17…

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New Cameras and Lenses of 2017

2017 is here, and with CES literally bringing in the new year [see Trade Show Calendar] the wave of new cameras is beginning to roll. This year we bring back the “Scoreboard” tally. Please note this is a reference page, not a “breaking news” tracker, so it won’t necessarily be updated the millisecond a new camera comes out. We are out of the “news cycle” after all.

For previous years, check the New Cameras of 2016 and New Cameras of 2015

LATEST UPDATE on 7/12/17: new Nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6E ED VR… new Leica TL2… new Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC lens… new Canon 6D Mark II and SL2 dSLRs with “twist and shout” touchscreen displays… new Tamron 18-400mm APS-C stabilized lens… Sigma 14mm f1.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 OS ART lenses… new Zeiss Milvus 35mm f1.4 SLR lens… three new Nikon SLR lenses… new Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 PRO SLR lens, no price yet… previous pithy “latest update” comments are archived at the very bottom of this post…

Camera Type


+ JUN-29: Canon 6D Mark II (35mm FF, $2000)
+ JUN-29: Canon SL2 (APS-C, $550)
+ APR-12: Nikon D7500 (21pm APS-C, $1250)
+ FEB-15: Canon 77D (24mp APS-C, $900)
+ FEB-15: Canon D-Rebel T7i (24mp APS-C, $749)
+ JAN-25: Pentax KP (24mp APS-C, $1100)
+ JAN-04: Nikon D5600 (24mp APS-C, body only $700)


+ JUL-10: Leica TL2 (24mp, APS-C, L, $1950)
+ APR-19: Sony a9 (24mp FF FE, $4500)
+ FEB-15: Canon M6 (24mp APS-C, $779)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GFX 50S (51mp MF (1.7x 35mmFF), $6500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji X-T20 (24mp APS-C, $900 body)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic GH5 (20mp, March 2017, $2000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic GX850 (16mp, w/12-32, $550)


+ JAN-18: Leica M10 (24mp FF, Maestro II, $6600)


+ APR-21: Panasonic ZS70 (1/2.3″, 30x optical, $450)
+ JAN-19: Fuji X100F (24mp APS-C, $1300)
+ JAN-04: Canon G9X II (20mp 1″, 28-84eq, $530)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic FZ80 (1/2.3″, 60x optical, RAW, $400)

NEW LENSES in 2017

+ JUL-11: Nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6E ED VR AF-P ($750)
+ JUN-30: Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 ($1999, C/N)
+ JUN-23: Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC HL ($650, C/N)
+ JUN-22: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG ART ($1600, C/N/Si)
+ JUN-22: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($1300, C/N/Si)
+ JUN-21: Zeiss Milvus 35mm f1.4 ($2000, C/N)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.4E ED Lens ($2000)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f3.5-4.5E ED ($1250)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f4.5-5.6G VR ($307)
+ MAY-11: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($???, Canon, Nikon and Sigma)
+ APR-19: Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS ($2500, FE E-mount)
+ APR-06: Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S Macro ($350)
+ FEB-22: Fuji MK 18-55mm T2.9 Cine (E-mount, $3800)
+ FEB-22: Fuji MK 50-135mm T2.9 Cine (E-mount; $3800)
+ FEB-15: Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM ($249; the new D-Rebel T7i kit lens)
+ FEB-07: Sony FE 85mm f1.8 ($600, E)
+ FEB-07: Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS ($1500, E)
+ FEB-06: Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 (C/N, $1300)
+ FEB-06: Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (C/N, $500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji XF 50mm f2 WR (X System, $450)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 63mm F2.8 R WR (Medium Format GFX, $1500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 120mm f4 R LM OIS WR Macro (Medium Format GFX, $2700)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR (Medium Format GFX, $2300)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II OIS (M43, $1000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 II OIS (M43, $1100 – lower price than first gen)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS (M43, $1000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS (M43, $500)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS (M43, $650)

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Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2017 [updated]

Welcome to the Trade Show Calendar, a post that tracks camera and photography related trade shows, covering Q4 2014 to 2017, in reverse chronological order… Some mobile/tech shows are also included since smartphone photography continues to improve and expand… This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions/additions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form

Latest Update: January 2 (2017): CORRECTION: the WPPI conference is in February, not January! Thanks to one of our readers for the correction via email!…

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January 2017
+ 5-8: CES 2017 in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 5-10: Imaging USA in San Antonio, TeXaS (USA)
+ 11-15: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show
+ 12-15 Photo LA, international photographic art exposition in Los Angeles
+ 26-30: PhotoPro Expo in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati (USA)

February 2017
+ 5-9: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA) [CORRECTED]
+ 23-26: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 27-2: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona::Spain

March 2017
+ 9-12: Society for Photographic Education in Orlando, Florida (USA)
+ 20-24: CeBIT in Hannover (Germany)

April 2017
+ 20-22: Photoshop World, in Orlando, Florida (USA)
+ 22-27: NAB in Las Vegas (USA)

May 2017
+ 4-8: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea)
+ 19-21: Pro Photo Expo at TBA
+ 30-3: Computex Taipei in Taipei

June 2017
+ 1-4: Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (USA)

July 2017
+ no events?

August 2017
+ no events?

September 2017
+ 1-6: IFA in Berlin (Germany)
+ 14-18: IBC in Amsterdaaam (Holland)
+ No Photokina (only happens on even-numbered years)

October 2017
+ 3-6: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 8-12: GITEX in Dubai
+ 26-28: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)

November 2017
+ 9-13: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english


December 2017
+ winter is coming

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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 140 characters.

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 🙂

(ENDED) Holiday Shopping 2016 Camera Deals Situation Room

The Holiday Shopping Season is over, so the 2016 Holiday shopping situation room has reached the end of its lifecycle. It will no longer be updated…

For the latest deals, check the Camera Deals blog and/or subscribe to its full-text RSS feed

The “Situation Room” is preserved after the jump for historical reference. It will no longer be updated…

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(ENDED) Black Friday 2106 Ads Digest (Camera and Photo edition)

This post “digested” the Black Friday Ads of 2016. Black Friday is over, so it will obviously no longer be updated… For the latest deals in summary format, check the Holiday Shopping 2016 Situation Room, or if you prefer to see them one by one as they happen, check the Camera Deals blog

Original post after the jump is for historical reference only…

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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