See also Dec 28 entry. I spent yesterday afternoon at the San Francisco zoo, putting the D3x through its paces with the Nikon 200mm f/2 VR. The D3x makes a wonderful camera for wildlife, and I’ve just added a whole batch of images to my DAP review of the Nikon D3x.
The Nikon 200mm f/2.0G AF-S E-IF VR (about $3999) is a stunning lens on the D3x. Shoot it wide open, and when you nail the focus, you are rewarded with heretofore unachievable results for wildlife.
It’s a big and heavy lens, but can be carried for an afternoon with reasonable comfort using an OpTech strap attached to the lugs on the lens itself (don’t bend the camera lens mount by trying to let the camera support the weight of the lens).