When it comes to a lens we had to pick something versatile and practical. Something that fits in your carry-on while holding enough zoom to capture subjects we don't want to disturb. The 200-500mm fit this category plus its a whole lot of fun and works great with the Harness system.
Image quality is something we hold dear and near as at Cotton Carrier headquarters we have a 24 inch canvas printer and print a lot of our work. When the photo gets big, the quality is really put to the test. This beast holds true when printed at enormous sizes. Even with F/5.6, the 4 stops of VR keep the smallest details tac sharp when enlarged.
Overall we are super happy with the Nikkor 200-500mm F/5,6 VR ED lens and would recommend it across the board. For what it's worth it is reasonably priced (We know camera gear isn't always the cheapest) and are happy to give it our A for approval.