Need to pick up a Nikon 300 f2.8 AFS before the new seasons start. Looking at used, since I don't have $4300 to drop on a new VR version. Called the local Roberts camera shop today, good people. They had a decent price on a used (non VR) one. He said it was rated 7-8, some outside wear, but the glass was spotless. Then he mentioned that it didn't show as coming with the lens hood. ???? Could be typo. I happened to call at closing time, so he said he would look into it and call me tomorrow morning. (my request, not in that big of a hurry) It seems the lens hoods for these big lenses are carbon fiber.....$300 If it does'nt come with one, we will be negotiating.