Besides, for the next couple of days I'm going to be too busy thinking about how to use what I do have to advantage. I'll be wandering around bristle cone pines, peering through windows into the wild, wild west days and looking at tufa. There might be enough time after all that to examine some columnar basalt, but it's not really on the agenda this time. I don't think I'll have any internet connection until the weekend.
That is more like it, Harriet - think about actually using those lenses instead of just testing them. I can't argue with your results, but I can't help but think you would enjoy your photography more if you weren't quite so critical of yourself and your equipment. The Devil's Post Pile is calling - now there is a challenge for you! Tufa is child's play by comparison (just hold your nose and don't breathe in any of the brine flies, either)! Just have fun.