Grew up in the old days and have a hard time wondering why HDTV is a gotta have and expensive camera bodies and lens are the ticket. That is until I watch the projected HDTV program on the screen that covers the wall and see the photos posted here that are really eye catching and very pleasing to view. They just wreak of time/study/patience/technology and an "eye" for what's pleasing. Ahh, patience, for the want of patience....... I have a Cannon EOS 30D body with a Cannon EFS 10-22 that is great for aerial photos of spud fields and great for wide shots of a honey hole to be used as a range chart when land marks are associated with LRF readings. Its pretty much useless for anything else. I spent the fun part of the morning attempting to set up my spotting scope w/a consumer type digital. Bottom line is that it "jist ain't gonna cut it", not that it can't be done but the odds of success are very limited. I know the lens we want (we being my son who has the talent, eye and is an excellent photographer and who is a real PITA when it comes to critiquing my point and shoot style.) So I guess the NXS purchase is going to be delayed a bunch and the whatever zoom lens he has chosen (for what I want to do) and extender will be the next big LRH purchase. Either that, or now that the google earth feature is implemented here, I know where Craig Dodd lives Thou shalt not covet Hey, lenses aren't mentioned, are they?