Well for me anyway.
As long as I'm on 1.5 crop I'm happy with the 70-200. I really like 300mm focal length as there are times when it just works. In my canon days I loved the 300 f4 series of lenses as a lightweight option. I still use the 300 equivalent a lot. I'm that sort of guy I guess I even do portraits on it.
I've just done two jobs this week and an old pro, came in on one of the jobs job I was doing with his newly issued D3. He was in raptures about it and showed me stuff from his last shoot and then what he'd shot on the one he was with me on. Never had a pro do this to me in my long working life. This got me a thinking of Should I shouldn't I? That's when the lens issue appeared. Sometimes I need the 300 reach see attached shot. It would have been too far away on 200 (Full frame). What I would really like is 100-300 f4 with VR as in the 70-200 on the D300. Sigma's 120-300 f2.8 hasn't got stabilisation and I don't want the weight, as I'm shooting mainly press PR stuff these days.
I often have to pull a grab shot during a days shoot and have little time to set up as the client wants everything shooting, but the timetable can't be interfered with. You've got a few minutes to get a shot of the RAF chopper and the lifeboat then we need you back here to do this. So you lug your whole outfit around all day. I'm drifting to another point here, but hey I've just spent hours and hours getting files out. Shoots seem to be being controlled by "Event organisers" who have a days schedule in which you must not interfere with what is going on, their schedule might slip by a minute and that will upset the whole day. I've heard this is also creeping into wedding photography. Of course they are the first to complain you didn't get shots and it's all your fault. "Why is there a wind turbine growing out of the lifeboat? "Because I couldn't swim out and move it would be my reply. So you could have moved the lifeboat, surely that would have been easier. Didn't see it on your ******* schedule, and if I shout at air sea rescue they ignore me, or do you think that can't hear me!!! I dare to answer back. I wouldn't dare mention I had to keep out of the video crews way as that would be such apoor excuse.
Sorry Rant over, where was I? Oh yes, Where's my ******* 100-300 f4 VR lens?
Anyway I feel a little better so thanks for the shoulder.