I'm amazed (still pretty new to photography) at what equipment can do, and would like to share an example. Clearly the following show no artistic or processing talent, but to me demonstrate the quality of our gear and level of detail that can be captured, even in the dark from far way. This image and crop were taken with a D50 and 80-200 on top of a hill in Hong Kong. The distance to the tallest building is about 7 miles. I had just gotten a new tripod and head and wanted to try them out. The color is poor (in part due to pollution unfortunately) and the settings were probably not right, but if you can look past that, the point of the post is the 100% crop below. First the full image. And here is a 100% crop of the detail of that tallest building. Probably I'm doing a lot wrong, but I am amazed at the detail shown here and in other parts of the images taken that evening. The first image above is actually one of 60 that were subsequently stitched into a 200 megapixel image of the Hong Kong skyline. It's not the prettiest picture, but zooming around in the 200 megapixel image it's a bit spooky at the details you can make out. I'm still trying to figure out how to get that one printed. Anyway, what fun you can have with photography these days.