Thinking out aloud here.
Would like to to get into 300-400mm range but still need to keep the wide end at 70-80mm or wider.
This lens has a perfect focal range, but I've read a few less than glowing reviews about this version.
There are two main issues thrown around
Focus speed - rather slow, but most reviews I found were a bit old - using D1 & D2 bodies.
Has anyone used this lens on a D3, which I imagine had a more powerful focus motor?
Soft through 300mm-400mm - but I have read a few reviews where some found it to have acceptable sharpness.
I'm thinking it may perhaps still be better IQ than me cropping images taken at 200mm?
That focal range would suit netball perfectly, but it probably won't give me the DoF I need shooting across the courts
Hoping not to carry a second body with a 300/4 on it, but that may be the better option overall?