Just when Canon India had us all excited... it looks like the company's 'something BIG is coming' teaser was referring to a competition. 'Photomarathon India' is open for registration from August 5th, and prizes include a trip to Japan, worth $5000. This is great news for Indian photographers, but likely to disappoint those of us hoping that 'something BIG' might refer to new hardware.

As Photokina approaches, rumors abound of a replacement for Canon's venerable EOS 7D and possibly also a refreshed version of the popular 1998-vintage 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 telezoom. Either product would certainly count as 'something BIG' in our book.