Well my 70-200VR turned up this afternoon:smile: & have I had a chance to play with it...No!:frown: - dust on the Sensor - having supposedly been cleaned Fortunately the CCD cleaning gear from Copperhill Images also turned up this afternoon so have been playing with that instead. Think I've got the the CCD clean - so the 70-200VR is attached & going to the lake with the twins tomorrow:biggrin:. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the 80-400 that I just sold (to fund the 70-200VR). Think my lens lust is satisfied for now..............uh oh that 200VR thread is calling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!