Figure I'd post this in here since more 'photography' people view this forum. I just purchased this lens off a member on FM. I JUST got this in the mail. I have not even mounted it on my camera. I'm low on cash right now so I have decided that it was a spur of the moment purchase and that I don't really need a lens this good. Selling it for the same price I bought it for. I'll eat the shipping and paypal costs. Asking $975 shipped/paypal'd.. this lens is in perfect condition. comes with everything. box, hood, bag, manual, lens caps. no scratches or signs of wear. looks brand new. the date code is US0904 PM or email me if you're interested.. I can give you references PRICE LOWERED TO $950 SHIPPED AND PAYPAL'D! PRICE REDUCED TO SELL FAST!!!!