Jim proves that perpetually changing camera gear is futile & counterproductive.
Back in business, and on a more sensible budget! No more shooting an hour after dark with no tripod like the k-r, but when I can shoot I know the results will be excellent. A cool but fine day allowed me to bike home from work among the colors - here is a great example, trimmed and tweaked from jpeg.
An 18-55WR is coming soon, so weather beware: I'll be coming out rain or shine!
(note the later post on L.a.b. processing; I prefer that shot to the one here)