I just recieved my first treatment for NAS. My refurbished 17-35 Nikon F2.8 arrived by Fed X.
Oddly enough I found it on Ebay but it was from a regular electronics store in Spokane.
As far as I can tell there isnt so much as a scratch or a blemish on it and it came with caps hood and case. And best of all it has a US serial number. It even came with a nikon 90 day refurbished warranty.
The first snap I took just to see how it worked looks really good, Ill have to test some more tomorrow if the weather improves.
Thanks for everyone who posted information on acquiring lenses and how to pick what you want.
This will be interesting as Ive never had a really wide lens before. Dont have any idea how I'll use it but its put my creative juices into overdrive.