Today I got a confirmation on at least 3 lenses (released at Photokina):
- AF-S 50mm 1.4 G - replacement is coming (confirmed)
- AF-S 85mm 1.4 G - replacement is coming (confirmed)
- AF-S 70-200mm 2,8 VRII - replacement is coming (confirmed)
No confirmations yet on the AF-S 28mm 2.8 and on the AF-S 80-400mm 4.5-5.6 (this may change in the next few weeks).
Don't ask about the source - can't say anything else for now. I have sufficient information to believe that this info is legit and this is why I am posting it. My confidence about this rumor is 85% - it is only from a single source (in the past we had 99% confidence). The lenses will probably be N & ED but not VR. Remember, we are talking about rumors here - if you have a weak stomach, wait for the official release.