OK...the market has spoken...190 hits and no takers.
Price hereby reduced from $425 to $390. Buy it or don't but this is it. I don't get it, but here we go.
Previous text duplicated here in entirety: The "DC" stands for Defocus Control. This is one of two lenses Nikon offers with this feature designed to give special control of background blurring in portraiture. Also excellent -- and fast -- general purpose lens. Purchased new by me. Like new now. Includes both caps, manual, US papers. No case.
B&H new is 770 import 920 US. I will ship and insure CONUS for $390.00