You've certainly seen my review here
. I had also the non-stabilized Tamron version (see review there
I kep the Nikon because it's simply the best 70-200/2.8 lens for any Nikon body - and I'm not afraid to put it on my next D800.
I love the stabilization and would want a lens that long w/o one. Because it's not always fast moving sports that you'd like to shoot. And then a good VR really helps.
Think of good lenses as investments: They don't lose their value over time...
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