Yeay, got myself a new glass. It’s the new AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G. Currently all my glasses for the Nikkon D700 are the AF-D type, without VR. So this come with the new VR tech. Having VR will definitely help my shaky hands. I already shot a sample with and without VR, hand held, exported straight from RAW, no adjustment were added except for cropping.
Shot at 85mm, f/4.5, 1/6 s, ISO 200, VR- Off , cropped to approx. 100%
Shot at 85mm, f/4.5, 1/6 s, ISO 200, VR- On , cropped to approx. 100%
The different is tremendous!! I’ll be keeping this one. Good bye Tokina ATX 28-70mm f/2.8.