[pics] Finally got it!
Just got my 18-200 VR II lens yesterday after having ordered it in November! Observations:
+ Awesome range
+ Camera bag is now lighter (replacing my 24-85 and 70-210)
+ Good handling
+ VR !!!
+ Overall good results (fast AF, sharp)
Some light fall off at the long end (easily fixed in PTLens)
Some distortion at the short end (easily fixed in PTLens)
Minor lens creep between 35-125 (nothing to worry about)
I'm happy. Here are some pics...I've adjusted them as I do with all shots regardless of lens used, i.e. levels, USM, colours etc. Camera used was D2X and RAW conversion with RAW Shooter Premium.
200 mm, f5.6
18 mm, f5
60 mm, f5
24 mm, f7.1