Perhaps this is old news, but I had a call from my local branch of London Camera Exchange today to tell me that the 60 is now in stock and available in the UK at a price of £189.00, which would seem to be very good value. They have arranged for the Sigma rep to drop one into branch next Tuesday for me to try. I've waited a long time for this lens, and I have high hopes for it. Lets hope it lives up to expectation! Rich.