Last night I stumbled across a NEW 40-150 for$150 online at Micro Center (www.microcenter.com). I ordered one for my niece and I just got my shipping notice and tracking number. So, if anyone is looking for this lens, they may want to check it out.
Said the same thing when I ordered, but I received the shipping confirmation today. If I really get it, my niece will be pleasantly surprised.Btw, it said does not ship for 5 to 7 days when i ordered last night as well.
How good is the IQ? How fast does it focus ... Micro Center is down the street maybe I'll just stop by and grab one.