My purpose in going into the shop that day was to but the wow-whata-lens old MF 105mmf/2.5 that is dazzling me at the moment. (I'm fondling it as I type...makes me feel more virile).
Compared to most Nikkors, notably that day the old 105, it feels like a toy with the plastic mount and construction, but if it compares favorably in performance to the 24-120 at 100mm and to the 70-300ED at 200mm it would make a great light walkabout lens.
Maybe for $250 I'm hoping for too much...anybody really looked at this new offering??
Nburwell: have you tested it against the 50.1.8 at, say, f/5.6? If it even aproaches the 50 prime that would be most impressive.