My lord, this thing is SHARP!!! Possibly a smidge sharper than e 60 micro.
The VR works well, but when doing a back to back with my micro 60mm 2.8, the two-stop gap is just barely filled by The VR mechanism...
Having only shot with the 60 micro on a dx body, the 85 gives a very unique perspective and working distance.
If I was double bodying, I would keep this on a d90 body and couple it with a d700+60micro...it almost replaces the need for the more expensive 105 2.8 VR.
Now I'm going to wrap it up and give it to my mum for Xmas...(yeah I'm a schmuck for playing with it before, but I'm not spending Xmas with her this year so I had to hive it a professional once over before I mail it out, right) :-/