I don’t know how I missed this one when it was released in March, 2007… but I just got to post it for those who are slow to react like myself… 2 words: GET IT!!!!!!
This is the very first VR lens ever priced at the budget consumer’s level. I thought it was April’s Fool, but no it’s seriously priced at $249.99! Expect plastic construction all over like the Nikkor kit lens, but I’m pretty sure you’ll find the Nikon quality and the VR-II technology will definitely be worth it. I guess I’ll have to postpone my plans on my ultra-wide angle lens again… :-)