Has anyone else noticed that recently the number of models available via Canon Direct (refurbished lenses and speedlites) has dropped from 5 pages of items to two pages of items? And that certain popular lenses (70-200 F/2.8L II for starters) are off the list?
Could this be indicative of what CR has been reporting, that Canon will be producing a record number of lenses this year, including but no limited to 24-70 F/2.8L II (we already know about this), 35L II, 200-400 2x, etc? Could it be indicative of less lenses being returned to Canon? Is Canon moving away from the practice of refurbishing and selling directly to the public? Or is this normal?