Two days ago, Heycraig notified me of a Nikkor 18-200 VR for sale on Craigslist. I made the guy an offer. He declined. After one more round, he accepted. I took delivery of it last night. I’m happy with the lens condition and price. I’m excited to begin using it again. I traded my old 18-200 VR toward my F4i two years ago (also in April) and I’ve missed it ever since. The pictures I got from it just popped. Sharp, great color and consistently good.
30 May 2010 Update: A little over a month since acquiring it, my 18-200 VR is going strong. What a wonderful, wildly versatile lens this is! It doesn’t replace my 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor for available light photography but it’ll even do for that in a pinch, just with higher ISOs.