However, bless the boys heart, he is going to lend me his old telephoto to replace the one I broke. The loaner is a good lens, a Canon 70-300 IS USM f4-5.6. The image stabilization is a very desirable feature, particularly over 200mm. I'm grateful to the boy and promise NOT to drop it.
Between Will and Anita, who provided the fabulous new macro, I will be venturing out into the world fairly well armed.