When exactly did a "sale" start to become known as a "price drop"? Seems to me a price drop should mean a permanent decrease in price, whereas a sale is a temporary decrease. I don't know which of these this actually is, though I suspect it's a sale. I'll see if I can find out.
[UPDATE: B&H confirmed that these are indeed a permanent reductions in prices, not a temporary sale. So they were using the term "price drop" precisely. —Ed.]
Whatever you call it, the news is that Canon lenses are reduced in price at B&H Photo—most about $100 off, some of the teles $500 off. And 33 lenses and extenders are on sale, a comprehensive selection. Worth checking out if you've been vulching for one of 'em. ("Vulching"—hovering in watchful waiting like a vulture—is a recent term too, but one I like. Probably because I've never encountered any actual vultures, especially not ones who have their eyes on me.)
I wonder if I never got interested in supertelephoto genres of photography because the lenses were so expensive and I was always so penniless when I got into photography? It's at least possible. I feel a bit sorry for people who need things like the EF 400mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM ($9,999 on sale), beautiful though it is. That amount might exceed the resale value of all the photographic equipment I have in the house even now.
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