This is a beautiful lens, had it's cover on from the start. It's in near mint condition. Has a couple of very small marks on the element, that in no way affects image quality, and some very minor cosmetic scratches. I have loved using this lens, getting those smaller birds larger in my frame has been a treat, and loved it for dragon boat races and other sports too. Also comes with it's genuine case and keys, and polarising filter. (though I travel with it in a lowpro bag) Shipping costs at buyers expense.