I've been considering this lens for sports - specifically softball, water polo and some college football. (Daytime light). What do you think of this choice?
I primarily bought this for landscape and animal/birds. But ended up using it for sports action as well. I is extremely fast at f4 at the short end and in the long end day light photo performance is stunning. And once I got my D3S over a year ago, I have been able to use this lens in fading light and once even at night at Epcot too by cranking up the ISO - given D3s is great at high ISOs.I get great compression with this lens. It is a big bulky and have not been able to do much with it hand held..had to have a monopod minimally. I also own a gimball head that helps. focus on lowlight is a bit sluggist, but in day light, no worries. It comes with a nice padded ballistic nylon backpack...but it is heavy and big. Adorama was great to shop at as well. They do not change till they are ready to ship. I have a D4 on order now from them and boy..another high ISO performer..I am building up muscle to carry all this!