That last one is super! You make me want a full frame camera.
Couldn't agree more. I used it in every weather and it just never disappointed me. As I answered Dave, it took a bit of time, but now I'm using it regularly on the D700. It's rather heavy for me, but still I can shoot at 1/40s and have sharp pictures with it. If I try to do this with the 70-300 without using the VR, it never works.The old 80-200 f4.5 was a great lens at its time.