With time and a Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED in my hands, I decided to pay a short visit at a park around my vicinity. Recently purchased at a surprisngly affordable price during my recent trip to Chinatown on the 29th of Jan this year, this is my only lens equiped with AFS for fast and silent autofocus and VR for slower shutter speeds. It has a plastic mount, not metal, but it seems well contructed and has the advantage of being light for a telephoto! All very useful points for a telephoto lens indeed! My early experience with this lens is that AF is fast and accurate, images are sharp all round and its flare resistant especially with the supplied hood on. The only downsides are its tendency to underexpose a little at the telephoto end and contrast is good but not vibrant, both which are easily rectified in camera and photoshop respectively. At this price, its many plus points which gives a higher success rate per shot are already worth the reason to get this lens. At this price range and class, it has no competitors in my humble opinion. I hope you enjoy some of the trial pictures taken with this lens.