Thanks. I have seen the FX model on sale new in a few (online) shops, but it was always the 'older' FX model. Living in Aalen I am rather far from Hanover. On the other hand I hope to get my hand on a mint FX around 2000 €, 3500 for new is a bit over the top for me. It is actually pity that the FX-N came with such a large price 'upgrade' (there is not anything really new or better) - the close focusing would be a very welcome feature.