looks like Nikon has finally released some lenses. Some folks got a notice from B&H that they had the 300mm f4 AF-S lens back in stock. Unfortunately, even though I was on the notify list, I never heard from B&H. Just for grins I decided to check Beach Camera, as I have used them successfully in the past. Turns out they have (had) the lens in stock yesterday, so I ordered it. I was still a little skeptical until I checked my email this evening. There was a reply from Beach that the lens had shipped, and listed a tracking number. So, if you're looking for one, try Beach. Good luck!