That is an amazing price--they normally go for $500-$700. I nearly paid as much as that for a copy with a busted AF motor
Sweet! That makes me even more excited. My teacher said he had purchased the lens 10 years aho for almost 2000$ after taxes, and I know that he hasn't shot anything Nikon in over 5 years. The other day he found the lens sitting all pretty in the closet and mentioned it to me. Instantly I was interested.