Well, I have joined the owners of the 18-200mm VR. It is a very gray day in Nebraska and it was difficult to find anything colorful to shoot. Nothing worth showing but ran it through its paces at many different focal lengths including some indoors to check out the VR more strenuously. I looked at some of the outdoor shots at 400% on the computer and they are excellent. For a consumer level lens, these initial results please me. More results when the sunshine although that my be March.