Well, new to me. one of the lenses on my 'want and need' list, as opposed to the 'dream' list(300 f2.8, 500 f4, 600 f4), has been a 300 f4. one showed up on a Nikon forum that I frequent. got it for $475 shipped. appears to be as advertised, "near mint" condition. fired a couple test pics with it, so far, so good. can't wait to take it to the eagle's nest. also, this lens will come in very handy in my 'kids sports photography' gig in the works. if all goes as planned, I'll give it a workout tomorrow. and, yes MK, the D80 is on hold.