Thanks so much Don and Leslie and JB for all your advice re. the new lens. I really appreciate it. I am still confused about some of the language but have taken to reading the manual. Will wonders never cease? Needless to say I am taking a zillions photos and one fun thing that keeps happening is seeing all the bugs, either collecting honey or doing whatever bugs do with plants. It's really busy around the plants and grasses and so I have unexpected portraits of some of the critters.