The Canon Store
just updated their refurbished lens and flash
Lots of great lenses are available - expect like-new gear. (thanks Dean)
I don't know what happened to the refurbished DSLR cameras
. All inventory has disappeared. I'm checking into this. Try B&H
for refurbished bodies.
As Neuroanatomist points out
, Canon has re-designated the meaning of "-S" portion of the "EF-S" moniker.
"EF-S" initially stood for "Short-back Focus". One example of this designation comes from the 20 Years of Canon EOS
document that states:
"The launch of the EOS 300D also saw the debut of the new EF-S lens mount, the ‘S’ standing for ‘Short-back Focus,’ due to the fact that rear element of the lens is closer to the image sensor than in a regular SLR."
"If you look at the Canon Technical Report for the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
, you'll see the notation, "*The "S" in "EF-S" comes from "Small image circle.""
Also, if you look at p. 128 of EF Lens Work III
(it's in section 7, The Basics of Interchangeable Lenses...), there's a notation that, "* Some of the EF-S lenses does not employ a short back focus optical system." Yes, that's grammatically incorrect, but correctly quoted, and highlights the fact that while all EF-S lenses have a small image circle, not all of them have a short back focus design (I believe, for example, that the EF-S 17-85mm does not have a short back focus optical design)."
(thanks Nuero and Sean)
Act FAST! Amazon
has the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens
and Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens
Amazon did not take preorders for these lenses. I don't expect this inventory to last longer than minutes.
Lens specs and measurements, distortion test results and vignetting test results have now been added to the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens Review
and the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens Review
From PocketWizard: MultiMAX Beta Firmware 7.51 Release Notes Intro:
Beta Firmware Version 7.51 adds two new features introduced since the launch of Firmware Version 7.50: Patterns and Auto Power-Off control.
Please report any problems with this beta version to firstname.lastname@example.org. IMPORTANT:
This new firmware requires that you use PocketWizard Utility version 1.35 or later. It is available here
. Upgrade to the latest Utility first, then upgrade your radios’ firmware.
When updating firmware, be sure to update all of your radios to the latest version. Your radios will only operate as expected when all units are using the latest firmware.
PocketWizard Utility and Factory Reset Note: Always perform a factory reset after updating your firmware. To reset your MultiMAX to factory defaults, hold “C” as you power on the radio. Custom IDs:
If you have Custom IDs installed in your MultiMAX, they will be retained through a firmware upgrade and factory reset. Custom IDs are permanent. Learn More:
Visit the PocketWizard Wiki
for more information on using your radios.