Do you have a particular place you like to buy your lenses? Online? Local shop? I would like to pick up a 24-70/f2.8 in the next week or two, but I'm really not sure where to buy. I bought my 70-200 through Amazon, but I'm wondering if Nikon will honor the extended warranty (I'm not sure if they're an authorized dealer). I guess there are a few factors to consider: 1) Price 2) Authorized Dealer? 3) Availability 4) Reputation 5) Tax/Shipping I've searched & haven't been able to come up with anything thus far. I rented the 24-70 about a month ago & I just can't hold off any longer! Here are a couple pictures taken within a couple hours of picking it up (on a D80): I apologize in advance if this is covered elsewhere--perhaps my noob status will let me off the hook.