I was on the way in my pickup delivering some stuff to some hurricane refugees today. On a whim I pulled in to the local fun-pro-photo-toy-shop while driving across town toward the delivery address. They had a mint can't-tell-it's-ever-been-mounted 28-70. Pristine. My AMEX spontaneously lept from my pocket. I'm still not sure how that happened. 929.95 poorer. Lowpro 31.3 oz. heavier. It was a consignment. They also have a 14mm/2.8,17-35 and 80-200. PM if ya' wanna' know where. All pristine. Don't know why they were sold. BTW: Here's my first-ever "beast shot". Some very very gracious and profoundly grateful ex-New Orleansites. The other one's my fifth-ever shot. My 20 y/o son trying to look cool despite the seriously dorky bike. Among them, a nurse, a cop, a mechanic. Sad but our local workforce can't help but benefit. They all got out Saturday before the storm with three days clothing. nothing more. Another BTW:: My lovely wife (of 25 years this week) is named Katrina. She's not enjoying her newfound notoriety!