So I am really considering buying this lens. I found a guy who has one in mint condition and selling it for $1950. He said he would let it go for $1900 with a hoya filter. This seems about the normal price for a used lens. Question for those of you who own one. I am posting a shots that I test fired before I hand him over the cash. 200mm, ISO 100 F/8 -1.3ev. Only thing I did was in photoshop bumped up the exposure as it was dark.(Cropped) 200mm iso 100 1/1000s f2.8 (Cropped) 200mm iso 100 1/500s f2.8 (Cropped) Do these look accurate as far as sharpness goes? I have read that the 70-200 VRII is a tad soft at 200 @2.8 Is this a good price for a mint condition lens of this caliber? Reason I want to purchase this lens is because 1) I want to be able to take better pictures of my kids playing sports 2) From what I have heard I could use this in place of my primes ( this I am not sure, it is heavy and I think Primes are awesome) 3) I hope to eventually upgrade to FX at some point and would be a great lens to grow with me. What say you.