You know how we all sit and work with all the controls to get a feel for a camera? No? Well I do. Before I go shooting, I'll fiddle with everything. Find the features I like, re-program buttons to access them, test the flash, lens, everything. Usually late, after the boys have gone to bed, so I can concentrate. We put or Christmas tree up over the weekend, so there was this tree to focus on, test exposures, white balance, bounce flash, etc. 10' away, normally lit room, etc. All in all, not a bad test subject. Except that the NEX-6 with the 16-50 can't seem to handle focussing on the tree! Anything left or right is no problem, but it hunts for the tree and default-locks to some infinity setting or something. If I take that shot, it isn't sharp. Of course, focusing left or right to something alongside at the same distance works fine, but I'd think this new hybrid system could handle a lit tree! (The Sony HVL-F43AM on its adapter is awesome by the way!) My son's end of year football team party was yesterday. Cloudy day, under a pavilion. Multi-pattern metering hated it. Too much light outside of the pavilion, not enough inside. Center-weighted could handle it though. Seems like more shots lost due to subject movement than I'm used to. I sold off the 55-210 to help offset the 18-200 which arrives tomorrow. I'm not really connecting with the NEX gear yet. Reading the concept, my Nikon(-ish) D7000 sensor in a PEN-sized body seems PERFECT for me. Don't need/want a lot of lenses, and I've 90% solved the flash issue (for my needs). It just seems like it is more functionally cumbersome than the Oly system so far. If it settles into giving the files that rival my old Nikons, but is a little more work than the Oly, I'll be okay with that. I hope the 18-200 is a stellar performer in my flow. I never really liked the idea of power zoom lenses (16-50 is a PZ). Maybe the 30mm 1.8 will help as well. I just hate to get knee-deep into this if it isn't what I'd expected and hoped for. Anyone have a BLACK 18-55 they want to sell?