1) I think i remember reading this question somewhere but i forgot the answer/where to find it... so... Can a DC wear out? I baught a Panasonic DMC-LZ2 a few months ago and have taken atleast a few thousand pictures.. Is there any such thing about a camera wearing out after taking a certain amount of pictures or is that just a bunch of jibberish? 2) I would like to know what kind of photography equipment you guys recommend for a newbie who wants to start taking professional-style pictures. All i got right now is just the camera and a tripod. Is there anything else i need, or should get? (It's for taking all sorts of pictures; landscape, portraits, architecture, etc) Thanks!