Just as bloggers around me are talking about material needs, not having any or having many of them or considering material desires as destructive, here I follow with my immediate need. Lately, I have been having prolems and am completely dissatisfied with my existing telephoto lens. The quality of pictures it has been giving me has put me to a kind of 'shock and awe', and it is getting harder by the day to go on with the same. In fact, I really don't have a convincing proof that it is the lens that is delivering technically impaired images. But if it's me or lens, blaming it on the lens surely helps! And getting a new lens for whatever excuse helps even more. What is stopping me now is that I don't have any 'phoren jaunts' planned anytime soon and lenses cost almost twice in my part of the world. But I intend to make one trip sometime before the end of the year and till that happens, I may just haff to put up and sulk.