I bought a used Nikon 500 AFSII f4 in mint condition today for less than $4300. I have purchased this from a very well respected Nikon shooter. With the money that I saved, I will now purchase either a 70-200 or an 80-200 as I have nothing in that range. Also...the 17-35 AFS goes on the block today and I may replace it with a 28-70 as the damn thing is just too wide for me most of the time and the near / far aspect kills details in the horizon clouds which I'm always trying to capture cause it makes them so tiny! There are two catches: A) It's a two year old B and H IMPORT. I called Nikon Canada and confirmed that they will repair any Nikon lens no matter where it's purchased in the world for their regular rates, should it ever need service. B) I'm gonna be camouflaged with the Canon shooters cause the sucker looks like this! Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) For the price, I think I'm gonna love the lens With the money that I saved, I will now purchase either a 70-200 or an 80-200 as I have nothing in that range.