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Canon Rumors:
Photo Contest

Some CR facebook readers probably read about a Christmas photo contest I had planned. That’s been delayed until I can actually buy what I wanted to give away. Thanks Canon. I’ll have something up near the end of January.
70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

I haven’t received one yet, but I hope to have one before I head to Kenya. I’d like to do a review with it there.
A G12 and 60D review will also be completed sometime around Christmas. Like the Leica M9 review, they’re going to be real world photograph making reviews and nothing overly technical.
Year end awards and 2011 predictions!

I’ll be in the air for 16 or so hours on the way to Nairobi, I’ll be doing my year end awards and 2011 predictions! I love writing them and reading the reactions.
It’s coming up

The “black Friday” shopping day in the United States is something I have never experienced. I probably never will either since I’m allergic to malls. There could be some online deals though!
B&H Photo is gearing up for Black Friday and holiday deals in general. Visit B&H Photo
Adorama also has their crazy and zany deals. Visit Adorama
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scalesusa:
Last year, they slipped in a 10% discount good on any product.  It only lasted part of a day, but was a excellent opportunity to buy a product that is one of those that are usually not discounted, like one of the big white lenses.

smackthatbird:
scalesusa: Are you talking about B&H or Adorama? Was the sale online? If so and they do it again, that'd be awesome, I'll be saving a lot of money!

Sorry, it was B&H.  I can't recall if it was a 10% cashback, or just plain 10% off.  I was thinking about a 300mm f/2.8, and then a few hours later it was gone.

Stuart:
Looking forward to the awards post :-) I need some thing to cheer me up after canon's slowdown in the APS-c market and the ISO of the pentax k5 or the speed of the sony alpha55. I know the 60D does ISO128000 and that its way better than my 400D and that it may come down to a price where it does not matter so much. But sigh, i wanted to be blown away by my SLR !

jdgagne:
Went to Vistek yesterday and checked the new 70-300. Interesting lens: shortt when closed, light compared to the 100-400 and for what I have tested in the store, it seem to focus pretty fast on a 7D.

Should be a pretty good lens for travel.

JD

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