PLEASE NOTE: This lens is the RARE "LIGHT GRAY VR1 version" This is ONE SHARP COPY! Optically perfect with no issues whatsoever. Performs like it's legendary status. Perfect. Has minor cosmetic blemishes towards the end of the barrel where the tripod collar is located. Does not affect performance or quality whatsoever. IT is the sharpest lens I've ever owned. Glass is perfect. Performance is super fast and autofocusing is scary quick. Cosmetically there are no visible markings. This is the RARE "Light GRAY" version. It will come with Pouch, HB-29 Hood, both caps. Soon to be a collector's item. PRICE: $1,650>>>ABSOLUTELY FIRM! This means NO DISCOUNTS. This model and color is discontinued and cannot even place a special order as I have called NIKON USA to confirm. Please feel free to concur. Contact me for LOCAL PICKUP ONLY if you are in the 5 Boroughs of NY. Cellular: 646.289.1346 My e-mail: email@example.com Please include a contact number if interested. No number included will be politely ignored. Thanks for reading.