Occasionally, Michael Reichmann at The Luminous-Landscape can't get the camera companies to send him cameras to test, so he just buys them at retail. Now he's giving away two such test cameras—the Nikon D90 and Canon XSi—in L-L's "December Anti-Depression Contest." They've been used for reviews, but are otherwise as new. Just buy anything (or simply register) at L-L's online store before December 31st, and you're automatically entered. The drawing will be held on January 1st and the cameras FedEx'd to the winners anywhere in the world.
Speaking of L-L, I'm still patiently awaiting Michael's review of the Panasonic G1, the first Micro 4/3 camera. Meanwhile, Mark Goldstein's review is now online at photographyblog.com.
Here at the extensive TOP review laboratories, the D3 is about to be dispatched homeward, and I've commenced using the D700 and 24–120 VR lens. Only one brief, judicious, and evenhanded comment thus far: Holy crap what a nice camera. I'm supposed to find fault with this beauty? I'll do my duty, but I suspect it's going to be like driving a Ferrari California and then bitching about the styling. Sometimes you should just relax and enjoy nice things.