It took them quite a while, but Nikon USA finally shipped me a 80-400mm AF-S VR for testing. As people know, I think its $2700 price tag is very high. Hopefully it will gradually drift down to the low $2000 range. Otherwise, I am very happy with it after a couple of days. Sharpness is excellent at 400mm, f5.6, on the D7100 and D800E. Like the 70-200mm/f4 AF-S VR, VR works great and I can get quite sharp images at 400mm and down to 1/60 sec hand held (provided that there is no subject motion, of course). I intend to compare it against the 200-400mm/f4 AF-S VR, 300mm/f4 AF-S with the TC-14E and 70-200mm/f2.8 AF-S VR with the TC-20E III.