First thing, is it's good to know that my X does not have a soft problem. I used my tripod using the 70-200VR and 17-55 and they were both sharp without setting a high in camera sharpening. I put it in auto and the camera in auto and away she went. Bad news is the batteries still seem to drain down very fast if I don't use the camera and keep it off a few days. My biggest question is I wanted to give my strobes a try with the X since they worked awesome with the S2 but ran into a snag. I used the Sekonic light meter to meter the settings Aperture priority and I got a reading of f22 and ISO 100 Speed 125. Ok... the big 64000 question, what do you think went wrong??? I use two Bowen monolights. A black backdrop and a white wicker bench. Thanks for your advice.