With this being said, I still purchased the lens. I wasn't planning on buying this particular lens because I would have never been able to afford it.
My opinion: The seller has a perfect and good user base/rating. He got in touch with me right away, and it's amazon backed, so I can return it if I am not satisfied.
Once I get my new job then I can easily start saving up for something better.
Oh, BTW: Have you watched the new Sherlock Holmes? It's amazing!