I had been disappointed with the sharpness of the Rugby photos I took last year with my 80-400VR. I thought the problem cound be with how quickly the lens could autofocus. So for this year I bought a 70-200VR with a TC14-II - the following photos are my first attempt on a cloudy day... all shot hand held, wide open at F4, auto ISO. I am pretty happy with the results... although they do appear a little washed out. I guess I should have increased the saturation in Capture. I suppose they are washed out because I was shooting wide open.... just a guess ... I would appreciate any CC... (it is so hard to be objective with this rather subjective hobby of ours!)..