Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
Who really places important subject way in the corner anyway??
me! subject-centred composition gets boring pretty quickly and I often find that I compose an image with something sharp in a corner and framed in some way by a bunch of unfocused stuff. Particularly true when you have leading-lines going on.

Sounds like the OP has the VR II version which is probably the good one. So nothing to worry about wrt image quality.

The whingeing that I recall about this lens was in the D200 era so the only people who could tell that the lens had issues were film shooters. Given that they noticed problems, there's a good chance you may too...