Congratulations on the new lens. When using VR, If you use the AF-ON button to focus, you will have to get used to pressing the shutter release button half way at the same time to activate VR. As written above, allow enough time for VR to stabilize (about a second or two) before releasing the shutter. Other than that, as long as your technique was good with the 80-200mm you should have no problems with the 70-200mm VR II. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!