Originally Posted by dcstep
All those things are interesting, but this lens is great without them. Also, the new Series II lenses are coming out at prices 40% higher than the lenses they replace. I'd love to have a Series II 500mm to replace my current 500mm, but it cost $4000 more than I paid 18 months ago, plus I couldn't find one to buy, even if I had the money and inclination.
Take this deal. You'll always be able to get your money back out of a top performing lens.
Thanks again Dave. I actually got it for $850!