I just purchased this lens from adorama for $139 plus shipping (http://www.adorama.com/SG70300DAPX.html
). I believe this is the lens that Crashman and Black Knight own and have said nice things about.
In shopping for this lens I have seen many near-sounding lenses - some w/o the apo or the dg, some called "super" or "super 2" all of which are in the $130 range. Whereas, the "70-300mm apo dg f4-5.6 macro" is pretty much at the $200-215 range across the board. So when I found it at Adorama for $139 I read carefully and then excitedly purchased it. Am I missing something? Why the near $70 difference in price?