Looking at the shots I have taken with my current zoom lens, and remembering how much of I fight I have to put up with it when I do take shots, I'm wondering if I could make my life a bit easier if I get a new zoom lens. I have a Nikon D80. A full frame lens might be nice since I still have a Nikon N80 as well. My current zoom lens is a Promaster LD 70-300mm f4-5.6. I got it when I got my N80, which has to be 11+ years ago by now. I like this lens for the reach it gives me (300mm full frame on the D80 is nice and by my calculations, puts me in the 400mm range). My concern with this lens is lack of resolution, slow focus speed, if it manages to focus (it does a LOT of hunting when items are near infinity or there is any glare). I'm eying the Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR. It is in my price range. The zoom range is good and having VR will be ideal, although the f-stop is making me a bit hesitant. The Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 G IF-ED VR looks like an AWESOME lens, but the price and the 200mm limit kind of turn me off. Anyone use the 70-300mm lens? Any thoughts on it? I read up on photozone.de and it seems the like image quality is pretty good. Any one have any samples they could post of this lens? Are there other lenses I should consider? I see the 70-300 comes in a non-VR flavor which is pretty darn cheap (I'm willing to pay more for the VR). If it helps any, I shoot the occasional autocross, air show, as well as travel photography (nothing professional). I have zooms for the lower end so 70mm or 80mm is about as low as I want to go. Any thoughts or recommendations? Post samples if you got 'em.