A correction there: there isn't such a thing as 35mm digital bodies. 35mm is a film width and, by extension, designates a film format.
If you want, you can give the name that Nikon gives to that D format: FX format or full-frame 24mmx36mm.
I'm pretty sure almost everyone here knew polyglot's meaning. And I'm certain he knew his meaning.
When I want a good photo, I shoot digital. When I want a great photo, I shoot film.
I can rent a VR II and probably will this weekend.
Good idea. It's an incredibly good lens. Focusing is very QUICK especially when you pre-focus it. If the focusing mechanism has to travel full distance, it can take a bit so when speed is absolutely critical, I typically have it focused in approximate distance. You can do this either by pointing to something and hit the focus button (shutter half way) or turn the focus ring. Then little bit of tweaking autofocus has to do is pretty much instantaneous.
Your decision will likely come as finding out if this lens is suitable for you and your needs, rather than is there a "better" lens....
The VR-II crushes it in every regard, including VR...
I agree, VRII is better. It's some meaningful amount sharper even in the center. I dunno, I must have had a "good copy" or something... I didn't particularly have any complaint about VRI either. VRII was better but VRI was good too.... Then again, I don't make mural size prints. At 11x14, it's perhaps a moot point.