This lens is extremely versatile, from 7-12 meters to 100 meters to the moon - the lens does not disappoint in reach, clarity, sharpness, & bokeh. It's my default go-to lens for all of my sporting events, and when I need the reach to bring subjects closer, or to compress landscape. I have paired it both with the D300 and the D800 bodies.
Pros: - High quality materials and built like a tank - Easy to read and use switches and rings - Clarity, sharpness and bokeh are exceptional - VR II works great
Cons: - It's big and heavy. Know when you need it - Expensive, but the value is so right-on
It's really the best lens purchase that I've made. If there was one lens that I could have - this would be it. The lens does not disappoint.