Damn it, I was hesitating so long that I missed it ;(
Yeah, I've had a number of things from Amazon.fr and it's hassle free. It's even the Amazon UK delivery service which bring it in my experience.
Just been dispatched and shows as being planned for delivery Friday so no more hassle than ordering from Amazon UK
I've got this lens on my d3100, Don't bother changing it back to Nikon stock lens
The Nikons have a inbuilt logarithm for straightening distortion for their own lenses which would not be available with 3rd party ones, also Nikon recommend a aperture of f5.6 for the autofocus to function without hunting in darker conditions. However I have a Nikon fit Tamron 18-270 which is great for taking on holidays without the hassle of changing lenses. Seems like an excellent deal.