This is probably one of the sharpest lenses you can purchase that is made by Nikon - PERIOD!
This lens is used as a benchmark for which other lenses are held against.
It has zero distortion and practically zero chromatic aberration.
The lens design is very simple, with five groups & six elements.
It does not require a lens hood based on its design.
B&H Photo still sells this lens for $450.
Glass is free of scratches and free of mold, and lens performs excellently.
Price is firm at $160.
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Payment via paypal plus $22 for FED EX insured delivery (2-3 day most locations) which includes handling (packaging cost). I will upgrade FED EX service at cost, and will let you know the difference before I ship.
Will ship United States Postal service for $18 insured - includes handling (packaging cost). - Priority Mail delivery with delivery confirmation.