I was looking for more lenses on ebay and I found a good deal but there is a thread style lens hood that is dented, and to remove will have to be bent back into shape. This is probably not too big of a deal. The only thing that worries me is that if it is dented does that mean it is likely that someone dropped it and could that cause the lens elements to go out of alignment? This lens other than the dented hood is in great condition and looks almost brand new. Obviously the only way to check for misalignment is after i purchase it and receive the lens. I am not sure if i should buy this lens or pass and wait for a better deal.