i'm sure that bullet was a tough one. do you have a link to the auction?
from the shots posted by tom, this appears to be a very nice zoom. no way i could consider it though because of the $$.. my wife would kill me even though she brought home a sewing/embroidery machine at $5000 a year and a half ago. she did however trade in 2 other machines in the deal.. i'm still contemplating death over that deal:blah:.
Sudan, sounds like a very harch place to be going to but i know you have the experience to stay safe...
please keep it that way.....