Hi, everyone. I've done an extensive forum search and can't find anything recent on a replacement for the 300mm f/2.8 VR II. I've seen no rumors about a replacement for it and I know Nikon just released the 300mm f/4 PF which is supposed to be great, but only for outdoor shooting. I need to have as wide open an aperture as possible because I shoot gymnastics at 1/400s or faster at indoor gymnasiums with really bad lighting. The one stop loss of light would push my ISO to 3200 and though good, my D800 @ ISO 3200 has quite a bit of grain. Yes, I've heard it before, I need a D4 or D4s, but I need a lens more than a body right now, and I can't afford to get both. Does anyone have any insight as to when a replacement will be out? Otherwise, I may have to pick up the existing lens on eBay or Craigslist. I may also just save my money and get a D5 when it comes out.
D800, 14-24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4G, 85mm f/1.4G, 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II, TC17E II, D300, DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G. Coolpix E5400, some AI lenses from my father.