Quote Originally Posted by LiamG View Post
I can rent a VR II and probably will this weekend.

Good idea. It's an incredibly good lens. Focusing is very QUICK especially when you pre-focus it. If the focusing mechanism has to travel full distance, it can take a bit so when speed is absolutely critical, I typically have it focused in approximate distance. You can do this either by pointing to something and hit the focus button (shutter half way) or turn the focus ring. Then little bit of tweaking autofocus has to do is pretty much instantaneous.

Your decision will likely come as finding out if this lens is suitable for you and your needs, rather than is there a "better" lens....