I'm going to get myself a nice Sony HC39 or 42 at the weekend. Both those cameras have a Carl-Zeiss vario tessar (sp?) lens. I've also looked at the HC-90 (tad out of my budget...maybe)... but it has a vario-sonar lens. Just wondering what level of difference the lens makes? So many cameras, so few magazine reviews Thanks for the inputs again, Dunc.