>Hi Rich, > >There are 5 AF versions of the 80-200mm. >From oldest to current: >1. AF 80-200mm f/2.8 ED Push/Pull >2. AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Push/Pull >3. AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Two-Ring >4. AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8D ED IF Two Ring >5. AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Two Ring Current. > >The AF-S version (#4) is the is optically the best and has the >fastest AF speed. >The Two Ring versions (#3 and #5) are only slightly behind >optically and will focus faster than either Push/Pull or One >Ring version (#1 and #2). >There is also the: >70-200mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR >70-200mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR II > >When I am shooting Sports VR is typically turn Off since I am >using Fast shutter speeds. >Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons! Hi Marty Great reply. This is just the info I was after. What in your opinion would be the best non-VR lens to go for then?