For those who have this lens, would you please post your experiences with it? Obviously, since it is VR, is it really practical to hand hold a 7.2 pound lens? In what application are you using this lens? If you're mounting it to a tripod, why not go with a 70-200VR w/ teleconverter and/or crop mode (if you have a D2x) or a 500mm f/4? I sold my 80-400VR a while ago and have a gap beween my 70-200VR and my 500mm f/4. I'm just trying to figure out if the 200-400 is a reasonable solution and whether or not you can really carry it and take advantage of the VR.