First congratulations on the new camera. I have just moved into the world of Nikon with a D800. I will be very interested in your findings and detailed shots of chips. I have picked up the Sigma 150 f2.8 OS macro and hope also to explore small things with the magnificence of 36 megapixels. Incidentally (in what seems like a lifetime ago - say twenty years) I was involved in work on CMOS cameras which kind of did involve taking the lids off chips. Cheers.