SanDisk 32GB SDHC Cards Two-Pack for $109 – Deal Alert

SanDisk 32GB SDHC Deal

B&H has a deal on a two-pack of 32GB SDHC cards for $109 shipped.  The regular price of a single card is $94.

These are some of the faster SDHC cards on the market.  They are Class 10 rated for video and offer max transfer rates of 30MB/s.  To learn more about SD cards, see this resource article on Demystifying SD Cards.

You find the deal here on B&H Photo.

Kingston 16GB SD Card for $20 – Deal of the Day

Kingston Class 10 SDHC Memory Card

Amazon has dropped the price of the 16GB Kingston UltimateX 100x SDHC card to $19.99 in its Goldbox Deal of the Day.  This card is also a Class 10 card, so it should handle HD video capture for pretty much every HDSLR and HD camcorder out today.  (Learn more about SD card speeds and ratings.)

These are also eligible for free shipping if you spend over $25, which is a good enough reason to pick up a couple if you’re in need of more storage.

Joby Gorillapod Magnetic: Memory Cards vs. Magnets

A few weeks ago when I posted the review of the new Joby Gorillapod Magnetic, I had a few people express concerns about keeping the flexible, magnetic tripod in their camera bags – in close proximity to memory cards.

A couple of those questions came as comments on the review post, and a Joby rep responded in the comment thread with the following:

“As for the questions in the comments, as with all magnets, we don’t recommend prolong exposure. But there shouldn’t be a problem with the every day tossing of things into your bag.”

I thought that sounded like pretty good advice, as I had experienced no incidental issues with the magnets and memory cards.  However, I thought that this issue might be deserving of a little further testing. [Read more...]

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 Buy.com – $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 Buy.com (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 Buy.com – $219

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

Kingston SD Cards on the Cheap

Ritz has got a great deal on 4GB and 8GB SD cards going on right now:

Kingston 4GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Card – $8.89

Kingston 8GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Card – $18.99

According to Ritz, these prices are only good November 1-8.

I just picked up one of these Kingston 8GB a couple of weeks ago (although I paid a little more) and I’m pretty happy with it’s performance in the Rebel XSi (holds about 550 RAW images); however, it’s not as speedy as a SanDisk Extreme III card. Still, if you don’t need the max-burst queue, this is pretty cheap storage.