I was wondering about everyones opinion on this lens for cricket photography, I use a 70-300G nikkor lens which is the same f/spot range and I don't have the equipment to shoot bursts and I just take single shots and work on my timing :lmao:. I just want a very sharp lens with good contrast. I read a review saying that the AF was slow, it wouldnt be slower than the 70-300G nikkor would it? I can deal with the 70-300G nikkor autofocus speed and just wanted alot better image quality and zoom! I use a D50, thanks. oh btw, cricket in australia is always in very good light..