I'm seriously considering purchasing the 70-200mm VR, based on reviews and everyone's apparent love affair with how well this VR thing works handheld. I went to a local camera store recently to check one out in person, but they had sold it just before I arrived. They showed me the 28-70 VR (is that right?), but at that range I honestly couldn't tell much was happening. When I pressed the shutter halfway while deliberately holding it not as steady as I could, I did see the image in the frame jump just a little, but it seemed fairly unremarkable. I'm wondering now if it usually takes a little longer for the VR to "warm up" and kick into a more noticeable benefit? Or maybe its really just not very spectacular at that wider range. I would really hope to notice much more VR action on the expensive 70-200 version.