My first foray into the digital age. Went to Glacier/Waterton (Montana/Alberta) for my first spin around the block with my brand-spankin' new Nikon D300 18-200mm DX lens. Played around with shutter/aperture/auto settings as well as checking out the VR abilities of the lens (tripod stayed in the backseat for this excursion). After years of using my Nikon FE-2, it felt like going from working in Lotus 1-2-3 to the latest version of Excel overnight (to use a spreadsheet analogy). You try to achieve the same results but the familiararity isn't there. Pick apart the pics and have at 'er, gals & guys! aperture priority - 1/50 sec - f16 (darn twig on the top right of frame!) aperture priority - 1/200 sec - f8 aperture priority - 1/250 sec - f8 automatic 1/200 sec - f7.1 shutter priority - 1/10 sec (hand held) - f25 My comfort zone isn't at a level where I'm happy yet. Also, having used fixed lenses for years, it's a little different for me to use a zoom.