I have searched the board and have not found an answer to a question that I have. I have been looking for a telephoto lens that is fast and reasonable in price and quality. I have been looking at a few, First the nikon 70-200 vr $$$ <- that puts it out of the question. Next is the nikon 80-200 $$<- possible but unsure. I know the first two are great but little high for me right now. The real question is which non nikon lens will give me the best results? Tokina, Sigma, Tamron. At first I was looking only at the sigma but as of late I have heard some good about the tokina. What do you guys thing being? Does anyone have first or second hand knowledge of the Tokina?