> >AFAIK the 17-55 does not have VR, so would the 70-300 VRII be >an option for you? > >There is also the Nikon 80-200 which doesn't feature VR but is >a bag load cheaper (at least in the UK). Roughly £700 v/s >£1,600
Thanks for the reply. I don't think the VR is going to help me since I will be photographing dance recitals. I'll probably wind up purchasing the d600 and some primes, as friend of mine also offered to let me borrow his 80-200 2.8 on the occasions I need it.