Hi, Im trying to find the answers to some questions I have about telephoto lenses, as well as looking for some recommendations for a telephoto lens to buy. The majority of my photography is wildlife photography, and the main problem that I have is that I can never get close enough to the subject that Im shooting. My camera has 12x optical zoom and 48x digital, but in digital zoom the quality is greatly lacking, and in optical, I find that I cant come close enough to the subject. Physically moving closer is a problem, because this is wildlife, and the second you move closer, whatever animal youre photographing will run, fly, swim etc. away. So what Im looking for is a good telephoto lens that will enhance my optical zoom to something significantly more powerful than what it is now. Also, the most I could spend on a telephoto lens would be about $200 so, with that in mind, could anyone here give me some recommendations for what telephoto lens to purchase? Also, I have two questions about telephoto lenses; firstly, I know that with digital zoom you lose a lot of quality by getting that much closer so is it the same with a telephoto lens attachment? By putting on an extra telephoto lens and zooming in to full OPTICAL capacity, would the quality still be the same as a normal full-capacity optical photo without the lens on, or would it be any different? My other question is, by looking at any given telephoto lens, how can you tell how much they multiply the zoom of the camera they attach to by? Some say in the details 1.5x or 2x etc., but with the ones that dont, is there any way to tell how much they would effect the zoom? What should I be looking for that tells me that? Thanks in advance for any help!