Well... I had a lust for the legendary 70-200 VR, few month ago I had it finally. It's a flawless mid-tele zoom. Really is, VR II really wroks. Really good even wideopen. but then... Last week I bought a 180mm f/2.8 AF-D IF. And you know what... I sold my 70-200 VR since. Anyone can say anything, but I will never like zoom lenses. Somehow prime lenses inspire me way much more then zooms to find the right shooting angle/disctance etc. (I find my self zooming all the time when a zoom lens is attached to my body, insted of finding the right spot. Zoom doesn't solve anything for me, but i know it is my fault AND nevertheless... primes has unparalell IQ. I will never ever own any zoom lenses more. Nevertheless i go buy an other lust of mine: 300mm AF-S f4 + a Kenko 1.4 pro TC. The biggest bonus on this whole business is that: in Hungary, you get a 180+300+1.4TC from a price of a single 70-200VR. I'am sooooo happy now.