I now own the 80-200 AF-S lens. I agree with all posters that it is sharp. Get one, replace the tripod collar with the Kirk collar and don't look back. This is my favorite lens, and is fully compatible with the AFS TCs. With the TC-20e III this lens is clean and crisp. I also shoot it with the TC-14e II. The TCs give me a range on my D2Hs APS Sensor out to angle of view = ~ 400mm. One caution, it is heavy, if your an older shooter, my may want a monopod for sports. Good Luck with your choice.