My daughters first soccer season and I cant decide what to get. I have an 80-200 but I realized quickly that 200 isn't very long on FX. Now I'm no sports shooter but I'd like something to use for this ( most likely only this unless I take a trip to the zoo). Generally, most of my casual shooting is anywhere from 85mm-135mm with the occasional 180mm range so I don't see the value in spending a large sum on a lens that will probably sit in my bag most of the time. I was debating on the 70-300VR or a 300F4 AFD. Obviously, the 300 f4 will prob yield nicer optics given its f4 vs 5.6 wide open but I am also not sure if I'd use the lens outside of the soccer games. My other choice was to sell the 80-200 and get the afs version or even a 70-200 ( both with a teleconverter) but I am leaning toward the 70-300 since its small.