I have seen many of these for sale, but for some reason I am always late or do not have the funds to make it happen. This is a very hot lens and I would really like to replace my 50mm 1.8 since I find it a bit too long for my type of pics. A couple of days ago, the 50mm really saved my butt because my nephew had his b-day party at the local bowling alley and I wanted to give him some pics as a keepsake. It really never occurred to me that flash would not be allowed since It could distract other players in the near by lanes. So I had no choice but to take my 28-75 f/2.8 ( that has been glued to camera ever since I purchased it ) off my camera and put on the 50mm. It was somewhat dark and I was getting something like 1/40-1/60 at f/2.2-3.4 or so. All in all once I ran them through some NN and CS2, they came out pretty good. Good enough for him and my sister in law to be excited and appreciative. Earlier this week I read a thread where Uncle Frank mentioned that why aren't more people just buying them new since they go for about $319 and that includes the 5 year warranty and FREE shipping in some cases. So after thinking about this I have decided to just buy one new instead of saving a few bucks, but would like to see what retailers you guys and girls can suggest. BH has it for $319, does this sound like the best deal? thanks in Advanced and sorry for the long story, just made me realize how important it is to have a small fast prime in my bag because you just never know when you might need it!