thanks i really appreciate it
i know i have to upgrade....especially by next summer...i'm going out west for a month (not the best situations for photography....kinda rushed, and i'm only at each place for like a day..so not much planning the shots....but i can make use of wat i have, like i did on my trip to the outerbanks and the smokies....)
i pretty much shoot landscapes, but i do take some macros, and still life shots... for most of the still life i could probably use a 50mm and just compose with the tripod with how close/far i need to be....i'll have to research, so i don't end up buying lenses i don't need
(wow...the compact cameras have SERIOUS versatility....)
thanks for all your help!