Found one on ebay for $179, after I lost an auction for one at $160 (by ONE minute, literally!). The lens is in great condition! No scratches or blemishes of any kind, on the glass or even on the barrel! The only sign of age is some scratches on the lens cap. So, I'm satisfied. My only real gripe right now is that the auto focus is a little loud, but not near as bad as I anticipated from the reviews. It's more of a whine than anything. Not too bad though. I love the depth I can get with an aperture this wide, since my previous apertures only went up to 3.5, this is amazing. Hah. Oh, and it's just as razor sharp as everyone says. Here's some test shots. This last one is a crop, just to show the sharpness of the lens. It's a hole in my jeans.