At Adorama’s recommendation, I refused delivery of the 55-200 AF-S Nikkor lens because Nikon announced a VR version of it for $250.
But any 55-200 is really a compromise. What I want is the 18-200 VR. I placed an order for it with RitzCamera.com for $749.99 about a week ago. Free shipping and no sales tax. I hope to receive it in three months.
I’m waiting for Nikon to produce a 50mm f/1.8 AF-S. I need it AF-S so it will autofocus on my D40. I’m not holding my breath. Maybe I should just get a D200.