I believe that in producing photos it is the photographer and his/her lens that count. Camera's abilities can be manipulated to suit the photographer's need. But everyone have their own opinion of course. To me having an expensive camera does not change the fact that the great photographers of the past used simple cameras. Photography is an art, it is from the heart - not from the complex mechineries. Click this link here to see the pictures taken by all lenses known. At the top of the page you see scroll down menu to chose which lens to see. There are thousand of pictures to look at - to know which lens does what. Also read as much reviews as possible from the pros and the simpletons before spending sum of money for something that may not be useful to you. I cancelled my 18-200mm vr order because many dissapointment voices from the street guys that were not so familiar with this toys, they bought it because the crowds. From that I will stick with the very basic one I have first, until I am certain it is necessary to upgrade. I think I will be very proud man really - if I can produce a good picture or two with the least of means. Don't you think so? As the wise word states: A picture is worth thousand of words. So let the pictures do the talking.