I took a few pics at the local airport this morning using my Vivitar 50/1.8, shooting in Shutter Priority. Aperture was f/11, with Auto ISO. I was shooting handheld, and they are not as sharp as I'd like. I think I'll go back to straight manual. Close-up is easy; I'm still feeling my way around with sweeping landscape shots, trying to determine the best place to focus to get front to back sharpness. One technique I've used is to shoot a pic, move the focus ring a bit, shoot another, and repeat as much as I feel necessary. It is hard to do that when things are moving, however. Any pointers? Tony PS: I actually missed a couple of excellent photo opportunities on the way into town, with the way the sun's rays were fanning out from behind the clouds and through the fog. The best was watching an Airbus 319 lift off from the airport, out over the valley, rising through the fog. However, it is rather imprudent to stop the car in hectic morning traffic to take a couple of photos. Bummer.