After seeing a lot of photos online using the Nikon 200-500 VR, I couldn't take it anymore and decided to buy one. My intentions were to use it in the kayak here in Maine for the next 2 weeks, but the lake has not been too cooperative. So I decided the next best thing was to get a couple balls and takes the dogs to the lake in hopes of actually using the 200-500 to grab some action. All I can say is that Nikon has pulled a rabbit out of their hat with this lens. I am super impressed by its sharpness and focus speed. Here are just a few with the lens mounted to the D5. #1 Dare #2 Once again, Dare #3 Snap! our 10 month old pup Really looking forward to mounting this lens on the 810 and heading out in the kayak for some loon and (hopefully) eagle pictures. C&C welcomed.