Deal Alert: Monitors, Tripods & More

Induro Tripod

B&H has some Induro Tripods at significant discounts.  B&H confirmed to me that these tripods were still new, but were just listed in the used section of the site.  If you look at the tripods outside the used section of the site, they are substantially more.  I’m not sure how many are in this section, but it looks like a pretty good deal for a tripod and head combo, if you like a panhead.

Induro APO Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $89.95

Max load is 10.3 lbs. This one is normally $136.

Induro AP1 Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $104.95

Max load is 12.8 lbs. This one is normally $159.

Induro AP2 Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $119.95

Max load is 18.7 lbs. This one is normally $181.

(2) Kingston 4GB SD Cards from – $19.49

These are great for point and shoot cameras or entry-level DSLRs with low frame rates.  I own a stock pile of these things.  Free shipping is included.

Samsung 25.5″ HD Monitor from (this one expires in just a few hours) – $299

I bought one of these the last time they were on sale.  It doubles as an HDTV since it has a built in tuner.  It has DVI and HDMI inputs, and 1920 x 1200 pixels is a nice thing for web browsing though.  You can really multi-task with this thing.  It’s not the best in terms of color, so I don’t recommend it as a primary display for photo editing, but if you just want a lot of screen real estate, this is a cheap way to get there.

Samsung 23″ Monitor from – $219

This is a widescreen monitor with a 1920 x 1080 max resolution and a DVI input. Free shipping to boot.

Deal: Save 20% Instantly on Select Sigma Lenses

Amazon’s running a promotion for new DSLR buyers where you can save 20% off of certain Sigma lenses when you buy qualifying DSLRs.

Sigma has plenty of high-quality lenses that will help deliver that perfect picture and, through December 25, you can save an additional 20% on select Sigma lenses with the combined purchase of a qualifying DSLR from

There are some cool lenses for which the discount applies, including the 18-200mm OS (Optical Stabilization) and the 150-500mm OS lenses (depending on the brand). And, 20% adds up quick when you’re talking about $400-$900 lenses (i.e., $80-$180 off).

Here’s the links to the qualifying DSLRs (you can see the qualifying lenses via a link on the page):

Canon DSLRs

Nikon DSLRs

Pentax DSLRs

And speaking of deals, the Pentax K20D kit with 18-55mm lens is a ridiculously low $791.66. That’s a whole lot of camera for not so much cash.