I found this Phoenix 500mm/1000mm Telephoto Lens at eBay for only $129: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2967037521&category=48556 Does anyone have any comments about such a lens? I'm sure it's not the most well built lens ever made, but for $129 to get 500mm and even double to 1000mm with the 2x telconverter! It seems like it would be worth a try anyway. It says it has a 33' minimum focusing distance. Does anyone know if the focusing distance would change (probably double to 66') with the 2x teleconverter attached? OK - now give me the bad news.