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Use CamelCamelCamel to Hunt for the Best Camera Gear Prices on Amazon

One of the tricky things about online shopping is the price fluctuation that happens for products. The price you see today may not be around when you check again tomorrow. If you regularly shop for camera gear on Amazon, one website that you should bookmark and reference is CamelCamelCamel. It's a website that tracks the price history of Amazon's products, allowing you to time your purchases at historically low prices.

Mapillary is Building a Crowdsourced Street View with User Submitted Photos

Google's well-known Street View service is one of several monumental efforts to document the world's travel routes through ground-level photos. These projects generally use fancy camera rigs on cars, backpacks, and even camels to capture their images.

Mapillary is a startup that's trying to do things a little differently. Instead of taking the grunt work of photo-taking upon itself, the service is building a crowdsourced Street View competitor using photos submitted by users.

KidPost Helps Parents Send Out Daily Digests of Kid Photos with a Simple Hashtag

Although things like RSS feeds and social networks have become primary channels for broadcasting and consuming content these days, some people still enjoy good old fashioned email newsletters. If that describes people in your life whom you'd like to share your latest kid photos with, KidPost is a service that wants to help.

It's an easy way to send out daily newsletters containing the latest photos of your kids without the hassle of maintaining the newsletter itself. All you need to do is share through social networks and include a simple hashtag.

A Look at the Service Repair Receipt for the Nikon D750 Flare Fix

In mid-January, Nikon started offering completely free repairs for D750 to fix the flare issue that was discovered in some units. Photographer Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto was one D750 owner who took advantage of the service advisory. He tells us he just got his camera back yesterday, and the receipt above shows the repairs that were made.

Nikon to Offer Free Repairs for D750 Flare Issue

If you're a Nikon D750 owner experiencing the camera's dark band/flare issue, help is on the way. Less than two weeks after announcing that it is investigating the issue, the company is now saying that it will be offering free repairs to customers affected by the problem.

Nikon Warns That There Are Fake D800E DSLRs Out in the Wild

Heads up: there are fake Nikon D800E DSLRs floating around. That's according to Nikon Europe, which posted a notice "regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR." Apparently some unscrupulous folk are taking the D800, replacing its outer shell with the D800E cover, and selling the fake cameras through online auction sites (presumably eBay).

ScanMyPhotos Can Scan Your Prints a Priority Mail Boxful at a Time

Have a ton of old prints lying around but not enough time or energy to scan them? Since 1990, Southern California-based ScanMyPhotos has helped customers scan over 250 million physical prints. As digitizing old family photos is catching on as a trend, the company's most popular service is something it pioneered: the USPS prepaid box deal.

It's a flat rate option for scanning large quantities of photos. Pack as many photos as you can into it, send it in, and receive digital versions of every photo.

Swift Galleries Lets Clients See Your Prints on Their Walls, Pick an Arrangement, and Place an Order

Swift Galleries is an upcoming platform whose goal is to get your photography work on your clients' walls and, in turn, bring in some extra profit for you.

By leveraging a simple drag-and-drop web app, Swift Galleries makes it easy for you to customize and show off how your photographs would look in your clients' homes, with little to no effort on your behalf.

Sony Announces Pro Support Service: Quick Repairs, Loaners and More for Pro Photographers

As more and more professional photographers make the jump to Sony (for one reason or another), it only makes sense that the electronics giant start offering professional services along the line of Canon’s CPS program and Nikon’s NPS program.

And that is exactly what the company has decided to do. As of this morning, Sony Imaging has officially launched what it's calling the Sony PRO Support service program.