I use this lens more than any other lens in my case. It's a dream come true. It's expensive about $1800 - $1900. This lens is one of Nikon's Magic Trio. You will find this Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 along with the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 and the Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 in every pro's bag. If you can afford it, it's a wonderful piece of glass. This lens is fantastic for outdoor portraits, sports and other event photography. It's the best lens in it's class.
|Here's a link to a few shots I've taken with the Nikon 70-200mm|
I've read a lot of reviews and read a lot about peoples experience using this lens. It's hand down the best 70-200mm lens you can buy for your Nikon. Some people have a hard time stomaching the price and start considering the Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 or Tamron 70-200mm 2.8. I don't like to take chances with my equipment so I waited until I could buy the best lens available.
Buy it from B&H photo. I've shopped around for gear before and spent hours trying to save a few dollars. I don't know why, but there are a lot of crappy companies selling photo equipment on the web. Some are notorious for bait and switch scams and they switch company names every 6 months or so. Let me, save you a little trouble. bhphoto.com is the best company to buy from. They have good prices and are quick to resolve issues. I order something from these guys at least once a month.
Even if you don't end up buying from bhphoto.com. DO NOT buy from anyone that has a price to good to be true. If you do you may never get your product.
Buy it from B&H photo here:
Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G-AFS ED-IF
Try it out first by renting it from borrowlenses.com
Nikon 70-200mm VR F/2.8 at borrowlenses.com
If you need a little more reach consider getting a 1.4x Teleconverter. The Nikon 1.4x Teleconverter gets 5 stars from reviewers on bhphoto.com. I love mine as well. I bought the import version and saved $90. This neat tool turns your lens into a 98mm-280mm F/4 lens.
Here's the import version at bhphoto.com
Nikon TC-14E 1.4x II Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses