Interesting...I was wondering if the rumours of an improved 24-120 were false when they didn't announce...but I did note that was the lens they were showing. VRII is fine, but the original lens was not-too-sharp. I hope they improved the design or manufacturing as well.http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/570230-REG/Nikon_9622_D700_SLR_Digital_Camera.html. Is this the same lens as the current 24-120 VR lens?
That doesn't sound like a new one, it sounds like they are comparing to the non-VR 24-120. That, along with only stating 3 stops, is indicating (to me, at least) that it is the original VR system and not VR II (which they normally show as up to 4 stops)This is the specifications on the Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D lens from B&H...
By the sounds of this its a new model that will be packaged with the D700...
Nikon's new 24-120mm zoom lens is now even smaller than its predecessor,
the AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF, and features an innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) system
that allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions.
The VR system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake,
and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3 stops (8 times) faster.
Filter Size: 72mm
f/Stop Range: 3.5-22
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.6' (0.5 m)
Zoom/Focus Control: Two-touch
Angle of View: 61 to 13 Degrees
Tripod Collar: No
Length: 3.7" (94mm)
Maximum Diameter: 3" (77mm)
Weight: 1.2 lb (575g)
Nope. As stated before, the specs given are for the current 24-120/3.5-5.6 G VR, the "VRII" is a mistake. If it were a new lens, Nikon would have issued a press release as they do with any other new lens.This MUST be a new redesign...