I do not have to explain the specs on this great lens, all of you know them already. I have had this lens since January '08. It has been protected like a baby ever since I bought it. THis is a US lens. I have attached everything that it will come with. Original box, lens hood, and warranty card and information along with a Tiffen UV filter, which has been on it since the day it arrive. Times are tuff or I would be keeping this lens. You can check my ebay rating if you wish to see that I am trust worthy: name "shwnd". Solid @ $945.00 w/ shipping . Will ship UPS w/ sign required. I will accept Money order or Paypal.