This is a SHARP lens. I got it because I wanted to get into macro, and bought it somewhat on a whim. Im realizing I just dont have time to get into macro, and need to just focus on portraits (and now second shooting weddings!) and need to get a good zoom. It is in 100% perfect mint condition. I have the B&H receipt and the original packaging, and blank warranty card. It is literally like 3 weeks old. Bought it Jan 13th. Comes with brand new Canon hood, which was $40 new UV protective filter $11.25 new You can get the lens on B&H for $469 new Asking $495 for both lens and hood and filter. Includes shipping.