OK, I've now got a camera with manual settings, so yay. However, I'm afraid to use them and unfortunately (or not) the camera has done really well on auto, so I haven't had a burning desire to use manual settings. This is what I have (didn't pay that though!): http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=PANDMCFZ50BK I've tried with the manual focus with varied success. Everything else scares me. :blushing: I have a couple photography books that I'm about to drag out and read again, but where would you suggest I start. I'm taking baby steps here!