$279 = €318, how cool is that? If the salary I'm getting from my American friends was converted at the same rate, I wouldn't mind. ;)
sportyaccordy: Samsung is angering me. Why not go the other way and give this... ummmmm.... PHONE CAPABILITY????????????
Google Voice or Skype wouldn't make this an all-in-one device to replace one's phone completely.
I hope the optics won't be glued to the chip as a single module... I can imagine interesting projects for macro photography, digitizing 8mm film, etc...
kenghor: Happened to me last week and caused me to miss the moment and hence the entire trip!
Happened to me once a few days ago too during a trip, although there was no pressure against the front element. I just took out 20D with the lens already attached from the camera bag after a few hours drive, and AF didn't work (indicated focus even if it was out of focus without any motor action). MF didn't work either - rotating the focus ring just resulted in strange STM noises but focus didn't change. Re-attaching the lens resolved the issue, as they say. Other than this glitch, I've been very happy with this lens so far - it does exactly what I would expect from a 200 € lens.