I've been spending the last 3 weeks evaluating the new Nikkor AF-S 200mm f/2 G VRII on my D7000, D2X and D2Hs, in the field wth my usual subjects.
The lens also has been tested with the three Nikon TCs (x1.4EII, x1.7EII and x2.0EIII) as well as the Kenko 2x.
I've never used the first version of this famous 200mm f/2 before I had my hand on the second version with Nanocristal coating and VRII.
I have this fast prime for testing for 60 days (or even longer ! ) and try to evaluate the real benefit of such a fast telelens for some of my specific use.
Aesthetically, the lens is very bulky, short and quite heavy for a 200mm. The built quality is outstanding with attention to every details. Handling is, in my opinion, easier than the 300/2.8 VR thanks to its short length. Handholding the lens with a pro body is possible for a few hours, but it's recommended to use it with monopod or tripod for fast action shots.