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I will try and post some lens porn of the 200 F2 and maybe a few other of my favorite lens's for a small family portrait maybe tomorrow.
I'll leave out the step children and second cousins etc (same focal length but different speeds, coated and non coated etc). I might scare myself if I got the whole family together, I would have to admit I have a problem and there would be photographic evidence of my addiction. There are still a few more lens's I HAVE to get before I admit to my problem
Americo has posted one of what looks like the same or possibly a previous generation to mine. The newest version has a inline filter holder in front of the aperture ring. Mine came with a lockable hard case/trunk also. If your patient you can find one for much cheaper but they are pricey $1/000 - 1,400.00 range if your patient. the newest version seems to go for around $300 or so range more. But unless you really need the extra speed and very slight reach the 180 2.8 would be much cheaper and nearly as good optically (just my opinion, could differ from others). In my case with pictures of hummingbirds I was shooting with my 70-200 VRII in the late evening fully open (2.8) and having to slow the shutter to much. During the late evening it (or they?) seem to stop and hover more often, giving me a better chance at a shot.
I just received the lens the night before last and I really like it already, but it is Big and Heavy.
Someone once said Kit building is forever... I would have to add (for myself) and an addiction.