Yes, folks, I've probably violated some Internet etiquitte [sp?] by having all caps in the title, but I have an excellent reason: I simply want to publicly thank 2 fellow APUGers who have given me a couple of very needed items. I will be polite in not mentioning thier names; but they know who they are!! The one individual gave me a tripod, from what I gather, a small fleet he has!! That ocurred earlier this year. Now, today I recieved 2 lenses from another 'donor'!! One of these is one I really have "lusted" after: a macro!! Needless to say--I am a very happy camper. oopps, Wheelygirl!! Again, thank you both!! APUGers so rock!!!