I am reluctantly putting this lens up for sale; because I already have the Nikon 24-70mm and don't need 2 lenses in the same focal range on my D700. And if I don't sell it, it will go on my old D80 because this lens is a stellar Nikon lens! (Just alittle too expensive to be on my D80...I use an 18-200mm on it now.) Anyway, the lens (Serial No. US66001182)is in excellent condition and so are the elements. No issues with the lens at all. (NOTE: the photos show a filter on the lens...it is NOT included in the sale.) The offering will include the lens, both caps, lens hood, manual, gold Nikon box. In order for me to let it go, I'll need $970 + $10 shipping (if using Postal money order or personal check) or $1000 + $10 shipping if using PayPal. If interested, please email me (using the icon in the upper right-hand corner of this post). I will ship to the lower 48 states only. Thank you for looking.