Joined: Feb. 2003
I'm an old film/chemistry guy, and my Pavlovian conditioning says "zoom lenses BAD!*"
I DO have a question on digital cameras, though. I came across a Bass Rumoure that DSLRs have serious problems with dust on the CCD. In particular, the electrostatic charge never goes away, and is not fixable.
I'm thinking of going to either a Canon G12 or Nikon equivalent, because you never open the camera body.
* Think Canon VI-T rangefinder with a Nikkor 85mm f/2 lens. You can drive tent pegs with it.