Am repeating bryand7k's request... Anyone actually own this lens yet?
Am still using the 18-135 kit lens I got with my D80 and am looking to upgrade. Upgraded my body to D7000 last year.
Have been looking hard at the various f2.8 zoom offerings from Nikon/Sigma/Tamron... But am suffering from budgetary nerves every time I look (especially at the Nikkors) considering I'm going to have to buy 2 lenses to try and cover the same range as my current lens.
This looks to be a nice stop-gap with the addition of VR. Am wondering if this lens is still using the plastic mount that my 18-135 was noted for.