Which fast telephoto zoom for my dad to use with D810?

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Which fast telephoto zoom for my dad to use with D810?
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My dad has been doing photography for several decades now and recently asked me to help him pick out a nice Nikon kit.  He likes doing photography mostly of flowers, landscapes, and people.  Not a lot of action/sports.

On my advice he just got a D810 along with a Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens.

He'd like to add a telephoto zoom and prefers f/2.8 rather than f/4.  He read up a bit and was leaning towards a Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 zoom, but he rarely uses a tripod, and I'm concerned it might be too heavy for him.  Would a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR be noticeably lighter in use?  Also, he has a tremor, so if one has better image stabilization than the other, that could be an important factor.  Any other lenses to consider in this class?

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