#1. "RE: V1 and Nikon DX 55-200mm VR" In response to Reply # 0
I haven't used the 55-200 but I have used the 70-300 VR on it. I also have 2 years experience with the older 55-200 so I can guess pretty well. It will work quite nicely. You're using the center part of the lens and it will be pretty good optically. Essentially, though, the optics will perform exactly as you expect. It's just like a crop from the center of the lens.
#3. "RE: V1 and Nikon DX 55-200mm VR" In response to Reply # 2
Hayden Lake, US
Thanks for the input. That lens can be had very inexpensively now as refurbished. I'll give it a try. I have the 70-300VR but will sell that when the 70-200VR f/4 comes out. The latter is more than I want to lug on many hikes.