Have you ever hunted through a photography forum for answers to such questions as, "What lens should I take on my Alaskan cruise?" or, "Should I bring a tripod on my Alaskan cruise?" If those forums left you with more questions than answers, I suggest you grab a cup of coffee, click on this link, and get reading. It contains a wealth of statistical information about both lens and camera usage, plenty of analysis comparing different stabilization techniques, and a cornucopia of discussion about all the photographic flotsam and jetsam that you might not even have considered taking aboard. Even if you're not planning an Alaskan cruise, this article might just make you want to take one.