There is a reseller from Japan selling the 35-100 for $1270 on Amazon. Does anyone have any idea if it is safe to order from resellers like this thruough Amazon. No tax and shipping is not bad either. I found the Lens at McBain for $1299 but they will only sell to the US with a wire transfer no credit cards and between that and shipping it ends up costing $1400 or more. I would really like to keep the total brice under or around 1300.