I paid $75.00 total, shipped, for this lens! I honestly did! It was a mis-listing with an online camera store. They listed it as the older non-VC model, but the photos showed that it was the newer VC model and it should have been more like $300.00 mint, or at least $275.00. I made the purchase knowing it was listed wrong. Then, I felt bad and I emailed them, and came clean. Lens was already on the way. Because I was honest, they let me keep it, at the incorrect price! AWESOME!!!