Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G VRII
This is simply a fantastic lens. She is a workhorse, producing fantastic quality images
Not quite sure if the VRII is worth so much more than Sigma’s version without it, but at 200mm I CAN shoot at 1/30th of a second without blur! For anyone unfamiliar with how shutter speeds and focal length work... you can expect blurring with shutter speeds less than the focal length.
For a 24mm, I want my shutter speed to be at least 1/25th of a second, with a 200mm, I want my shutter speed to be faster than 1/200th of a second (more like 1/250th to be safe)..
So being able to shoot at such a slow shutter speed is actually quite remarkable without the use of a tripod.
As for optics... fantastic. For any events where you’re running around trying to get different shots of people... this is the way to go. Fast, sharp optics allow a number of various focal lengths to be used when perspective and subject is constantly changing.