I went out with my 180 F2.8 today, and kept finding myself wanting to back up a few feet to get a shot... Normally I would've taken my 70-210 out, but I wanted some F2.8 action today :biggrin: So I guess my question is this: What would I be losing by selling my 180 F2.8 and 70-210 and getting an 80-200 F2.8? I've had this debacle before, but that was over a year ago, and I didn't have a 180 F2.8 to compare to. I'm very happy with the focus speed, both on the 70-210 and 180 (on my D2H atleast... the 180 isn't as snappy on the D70) and I love both lenses wide open. Even though the 70-210 isn't very fast, especially at the long end, it's still quite sharp. Would I be disappointed with the IQ (wide open) at the long end of an 80-200? I know the focus on the 80-200 isn't the greatest, but on a D2H (or soon-to-come D300) is it going to be THAT terrible? I honestly don't care about size or weight. I enjoy the heavier lenses :smile: I'm sure some of you own both the 180 and 80-200, so I would love to hear some first-hand experiences (wide open).