If you google search the model number, its the 100D that was leaked.
Sorry, couldn't resist...
Did I hear "there is a small mouse inside operating the AF???"
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.
EC doesnt do anything in manual mode though unless its flash EC with an on camera flash
I tried two copies and on both autofocus was accurate and pretty fast (5D II / 7D) - nothing to complain about.
Optical the lens is perfect to me, never saw such a great performance at 1,4.
The first copy had a squeaking HSM so I returned it. The second one ist much better in terms of squeaking :-))
I heard that HSM sometimes can be "squeaky".
Some samples if you like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62909363@N02/sets/72157632986987422/
Why not the sigma 35mm? Its by most accounts better and cheaper than the canon.
How is the auto-focus of this lens?