Okay Good morning TPF. Hope we're all having a splendid morning at work, or at home. The dilemma: Buying the nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 VRII at the CDN cost of $2639.69 (HST included) Alright so I don't really NEED this lens per say but it would be amazing to have that's for sure. I don't shoot professional sport events (with this lens I might try it) but I shoot my little brothers football games under the lights. Now my little brother is only 16 but he is the true meaning of an athletic kid whose unco-ordinated, with a body the size of a truck. He plays D-line for our local team and he is known throughout the lower mainland as the destroyer. LOL enough about him. This lens would be used for local sporting events like rugby and football games both at night and during the day. I am going to be studying criminal justice in January and my car isn't really in tip top shape. Ofcourse there are other priorities but I mean who wouldn't want this lens. So if you were the not so responsible me. What would you do?