Most sources are saying that Nikon will announce a 18-200 AFS VR along with the D200. The most recent spy photos of the D200 (the first that look like the real deal) appear to have this lens mounted. I would guess an announcment in November some time
I agree and usually don't promote vapor ware but the pictures are quite convincing and the most reliable source on DPreviews board confirm it. Also Nikon's 28-200 is so much better than it should be considering the range and cost I have a good feeling about the 18-200
i don't know where atm, but that picture was tagged by dpreviewers to be a fake. Somebody actually made the good point that the camera in the picture has a part of d70, d100, d2h in it can't find the link at the moment though.
Re. the lens here ...i would suggest anyone would be better off with 18-70 + 70-300 macro II apo (or whatever, i don't own it but impressive reviews / quality v price ratio)
or just bet your money on 24-120vr .... it really depends.
as i come from FZ20 i am considering the BIGMA 50-500 :-)) the quality can't be worse than that!
D5o w nikkor 18-70 USM and the 5o mm 1.4 jewel ;-) www.andy.ro - clickeh away! my best of hides in there
I missed that thread, but in this one Jeff C (who has been VERY accurate in his predictions- as stated by Thom Hogan) pretty much confirms a November announcment of the d200 and 18-200 AF-s VR. He nailed what would be announced in September and also knew about the D70- D2H service bulletin ahead of time.