It would be interesting to see a comparison test of the old and new wouldn't it?
Do you mean the Nikkor 2.8 VR 1 and VR 2 compared? If so, the new VR 2 smokes it considerably judging by what I have seen and read on the net. Good idea iris about comparing all three from F4 and up. I hear the near F4 VR III has very similar optics to the new 70-200 VR 2 I guess we will find out soon. Lots of info and shots coming I am sure in the next 4 weeks and into 2013..