My lens arrived two days ago. Having done some test, I was disappointed. Found out my unit gave me inconsistency lightfall when Iím zooming in & out on my F5 viewfinder. I do see vignetting at all corners from the viewfinder & hardcopy prints event without any filter or lens hood attached! I suspected something had to be wrong. Will be going over to Nikon on Monday to get things confirm. Hopefully a replacement unit will be on its way.
Other than that, the VR gave an awesome performance! Enable me to handheld at 1/4s and still get sharpness. Excellent image quality, blazing fast AF-S.
UPDATE (8 June, 04) : found out what causes the bad vignetting problem with my unit. my 77-72 step down ring! left it on after i used it with my nikon soft.
Conclusion: Highly recomended!!