Alright, I need some help here. I recently picked up the 70-200VR 2.8 and have been shooting with it on my D300. I've felt as though the images have been somewhat on the soft side. So, I got out my D80 and did a "non-scientific" comparison just to see if it might be the lens or if I'm possible screwing something up in the D300 settings. Although, I'm not sure what that could be since these are RAW files in the comparison. I didn't need to take the test to any greater lengths after the major difference between the 2 was apparent right off the bat. To me, it doesn't look like a focusing issue but I could certainly be wrong. I'm using a tripod with VR off on the 70-200. The focal length is 200mm. Both cameras are shooting RAW. Matrix metering is used on both. ISO is 200 on both cameras. The other EXIF is as follows....... D80- f/2.8 1/320 sec D300- f/2.8 1/400 This is a screen shot while the NEF images are open in Capture NX2 and viewed at 100%. Nothing has been done and they are straight out of the camera. Picture Controls in the D300 are set to "flat". What the heck am I dealing with here? D300 on the left. D80 on the right.