Last year, for a variety of reasons, I sold off most of my Pentax stuff. I decided to take the opportunity to raze my photographic self and arise anew, with just a Panasonic LX5 - kind of like when an ageing rock band ditches their pomp and pageantry and professes a desire to get back to their "roots". My primary photographic interests (other than a zillion pics of my cats) had been the local wildlife and non-extreme insect macros. I figured a new tool, limited but nifty, would coerce me into seldom-explored photographic visions. hmph Things were middling for a few months, family & natural crisis led to a dearth of photographs, but that was okay. I did get an itch, though, for something with better image quality than a small-sensor compact. With the release of the new Fuji X100s, I explored the possibility of a used X100, but they were still too pricey. Then I stumbled upon that red-headed rented stepchild of the APS-C community, the Pentax K-01. Being something of an outlier, it's neither fish-nor-fowl status appealed to me. What also appealed to me was the opportunity to purchase it brand-new for $350 with the 40/2.8 XS lens. In yellow, even. I had a few little compatible lenses sleeping in the cabinet, waiting to be roused to action. So I bought the K-01. Swell. My mild - and self-justifiable - case of GAS didn't stop there, though. Several additional lens purchases followed. Then, with Spring burgeoning, I began to see things... critters! I love me some critters. Back when I had my last Pentax DSLR I also had a Sigma 170-500, and while I liked the length, I didn't like the bulk and obtrusiveness of that combination. So I began a personal odyssey of auditioning superzooms. After more than a month of try-try-again, I at last settled on one I could live with, a Fuji HS50 exr. Since I bought the Fuji, it's my most-used camera. Shooting wildlife, just like I used to, just like I said I wouldn't. How 'bout you?