I flew a mission today in Iraq, yeah that one, and we had the military "Combat camera" guys with us both video and still photographers. Well the camera the guy was using was a Nikon D3. What a beautiful machine. He also had a 70-200 2.8. I told him I was interested in that lens and he got it out and put it on the D3. OH MY GOSH what a lens!!!! I was not thinking I could spend the money for it but I think I may have to just save for it. It is beyond incredible! I was amazed.