Are price increases coming? Amazon just bumped prices on 500's at least. I think this a side effect of quantitative easing. Dollar is worth less, imports more.
Ouch! Could be, could be just a blip. B&H and Adorama haven't increased their prices, yet. Canon initially priced it at $9500, then increased that to $10500 before release. Interestingly, Amazon kept their preorder price at $9500 for several months after the increase, while Adorama immediately upped theirs. I wonder if Amazon honored those preorders...
Btw I am pretty sure back focusing means that what is in focus is in back of the subject. Don't think it has anything to do with the buttons.
BTW, I am pretty sure you're wrong about that. Yes, backfocus can mean (in fact, usually does mean) a focusing error where the camera focuses behind the intended subject. That's the sort of thing autofocus microsdjustment corrects (and in fact, I just did the AFMA on my 600 II yesterday - it was giving sharp shots prior to AFMA both without and with the 1.4xIII, and sure enough, the values FoCal reported were +1 for the bare lens and -1 with the TC).
But in this case, the context says different, that 'back focus' meant back-button AF
(click the link for a Canon article on the subject). The first mention of 'back focus' in this thread was:
Just for fun I am trying to change to back focusing.
So, do you think Mwindley actually wants
to intentionally focus behind the subject to get a blurry shot? Seems unlikely...