Stan, a lighter 14-24? An 80-400 f4? I'm glad we set our clocks back-I need an hour to bask in the glow of these thoughts!!
Charley, you sound like an addict. (I hate this heroin--give me some more!) Does Nikon have its hand in your wallet, forcing you to buy this lens if it isn't for you? I shoot festivals. I have my lens collection hanging from my neck for 12 to 14 hours at a time. I also have a gimp left wrist. I need the 2.8 for evening and indoor, i don't need it for outdoor and the tents in daytime. I now have a pro quality option to reduce my pain. Sorry it makes you so angry, but Rick and i will be out shooting and enjoying the options that Nikon gives us!