Summary: I believe you own this lens for portraits. 200mm is not a nice range for sports or wildlife, often too short, unless it's for tight indoor sports like volleyball badminton, table tennis or squash etc. Its lightning fast AF is certainly good for sports. Way faster than the 70-200mm VR II.
Worth every pound (of the 2.9kg) - feedbacks vs the 300mm f/2.8
Shawn Chen "shawnbert", Amazon
17 December 2009
Summary: It weights as much as the af-s 300mm f/2.8 (gen 1) but is about 2.5" shorter in length. The primary lens is the same size, and it's a chore to lug around. 10lbs to be exact with a D700 and a battery grip. The personality of the lens, e.g.
Summary: I purchased this lens in order to take advantage of the 2.0 f-stop in horribly lit hs gymnasiums. This lens paired with my D2Hs is outstanding. It has to be the best volleyball lens in existence. The only drawback is that it weighs a TON (better start doing your push-ups!).