Really glad to see you back here Chris. I hope life is good for you. Welcome back and keep coming.
Best wishes for you and your family for this new year.
Thanks Marcel - Since the flood from tropical storm Irene hit, I have had to drive by my favorite camera retailer everyday (as it was on the way to the job site). I have not had time to enjoy photography. My work is nearly done on the project and it so happened that I got a Nikonite thread about the 70-200mm last weekend. I read your comments and investigated. One of the folks in the thread was not happy with the sharpness of the lens so I wanted to see it. Come to find out that the original VR may have had some sharpness issues, but the issues were resolved with the VR II. So I stopped in the camera shop and they smiled...apparently they missed me. I treated myself to the lens for all the hours I put in since the flood. I probably should tell my wife..... or not...... we'll see
Best New Year wishes for you as well and to the entire Nikonite family!