Looks like I am 12 days late...Nikon's spring rebates are here. I got a call from Roberts Imaging today for the 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 VR-II. They got 'em finally and I'm somewhere high on the wait list. But with $100 rebates on the 28-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8, I am now so confused. I prefer these bad boys because they can do double duty on my F100. But the lens I really need is the 28-70 f/2.8 to replace my old first-generation Sigma. I am thinking of saying "no thanks" to Roberts and springing for the 28-70 f/2.8. Chip, got a good deal on a new 28-70 f/2.8??