Well I just looked at the price of this lens online here in the UK... Â£1329
convert that to dollars.... $2000
price form B&H in US.... $1599
convert to UK.... Â£1025
so in the UK it costs Â£304 more.... or $400 more
so there must be something seriously wrong somewhere....
either canon is getting more profit, or there is tax involved somewhere...
I think I will get a 100-400L IS for Â£1069 and save Â£260.