Well, I own the 28-200G and the 70-200 VR. Here's the question. I put both lens on a tripod and extended both the lens out to 200mm. I also checked the exif data to make sure the lens were at the same focal length. Here's the wierd thing. It is very apparent that the 70-200 VR gives about a 1x times closer than the 28-200. Both lenses were set to f/8 and taken within moments of each other when I tested them. What's going on here? Any ideas?