My question is was it ever said that the original run of 20 were the only prints that would be made of this image?
Photography is a medium where images are readily reproducible, and unless it was specifically stated there would be no more made of this image, I would work on the assumption that there may be more made in the future - in a different form if the earlier images were a limited edition (different sizes, finish, process) but still the same picture.
PeterZOOM: Nice to see some new Canon stuff, interesting, a camera for astrophotography with hotshoe and build-in flash ... okay then.
Sure a built in flash may be useless for astrophotography,but from Canon's end, given the relatively small amount of these that they will produce, it probably costs them less overall to just leave the parts in place than it would to retool the production lines more extensively that would be needed to replace the flash and related mechanics with nothing.
I am surprised the new 24-70 doesn't have IS built in, which is the main upgrade users have been shouting for over the last few years. At the same time, higher IQ and a smaller size do make for a pretty awesome lens with a modern high ISO body, so perhaps the IS is not as necessary as many think, especially if it comes with other tradeoffs in size, weight and potential IQ effects.
The two primes I am not overly excited about - an upgraded 28mm f1.8 USM IS would have been more what I would be looking for, with f2.8 being just a bit too slow for me to use as a standard fast prime on 1.6 (especially considering that the 18-55mm isn't much larger if size is an issue), but then again they could be ideal lenses for the video crowd - a medium I don't work with and couldn't really comment on.
So a bit of an odd release as far as I (the 1.6 crop shooting generic photographer) see it, but at the same time not really aimed at me in the first place...