I've got the VR bug.
After buying my first VR lens ever, the 80-400mm, just a few weeks ago, I'm hooked. Although my handheld technique is as solid as can be, VR allows me to take pictures that were before, impossible. With VR enabled, I was able to make tack-sharp images, on a monopod, at 400mm, at 1/20th of a second! Now, I've got the 18-55mm VR kit lens, and I'm taking sharper 18mm wide-angle shots too. Here's what I'm hoping for:
1. AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 VR.
2. AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 VR.
3. AF-S DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2.0 VR.
My new 18-55mm VR, at 50mm, is just far too slow for what I normally use a 50mm for. What are the chances of Nikon developing a fast 50mm VR fixed-lens someday? A fast 50-VR sure would come in handy for a lot of things.
And, my most-hoped for, most-anticipated Nikon lens, a new AF-S 85mm f/1.4 VR, long rumored to be in Nikon's 2010 plans, is squarely in my lens-purchasing sights. This would replace my aging, banged-up, non-D, AF 85mm f/1.8. Of the three, my guess would be that the 105mm DC lens would be the least-likely to receive the VR treatment. But, will Nikon make an in-body stabilized camera before they make shorter, fixed-focal length, VR lenses? What does everyone think?