I'm in a quandry... I love the 200-400 AFS VR but it just aint long enough. The VR is nice..the ability to zoom in closer is nice and it is hand holdable at times. But it ain't long enough for little birds. I am soooo tempted to try and sell it and then buy a used 500 AFSII f4 and combine that with a 300 AFS-f4. I truly miss the 300 AFS f4,,,it is light, takes pisser images, focuses close for hand held macro shots and is a charm to carry around. What of what am I to do?????????? If this damn D2X wasn't do out in a month I'd just buy a 500 AFS and worry about selling the 200-400 AFS VR later! Am I nuts or what????