I am SOOOO jealous. I would love this lens, if I had the cash. Enjoy!SOOOooooo….
There are two tiny marks on the barrel. The glass is pristine. The tripod shoe is there, the case is there, the lens caps are there, and there is a good grade UV filter attached. The hood is not there. He went and looked it up, found them on Ebay for $60-ish, and knocked another hundred off the lens. Final price was $900.
The zoom is a little stiff, but not unacceptable. Based on the descriptions from users I expected something much worse. Is the locking ring supposed to lock it tight so it can't be moved, or can it be forced? The one on this lens still allows you to move it if you try really hard. It feels like it's supposed to be that way. yes/no?