Glen - I'd like to think that, but somehow from the time I got the sold message that lens became one of the greatest pieces of glass ever made :angry:
Tom - That's what I was worried about, but I couldn't find any info on an a version without the *. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Harriet - That was the really frustrating part of it. I've looked at the A* before. I really like the compact design. I should have known right off - should of, could of, etc.
Anyway, thanks for your thoughts, rainy day here, so I think I'll go search e-Bay for some bargains:-)