>Thankyou very much for your replies.... > >I go on family vacation to exotic places regularly in every >summer & winter vacations & take lot of pictures. >Earlier i had been using Canon Powershot S3 model which got >jammed in the middle of my last vacation. Its lens wouldn't go >in. Fortunately i had a backup Sony Point & Shoot Camera >that rescued me. > >In coming June, i am going on family vacation to the high >altitude 'Ladakh' region of India & will be coming across >beautiful landscapes (moonscapes), meadows, one of the highest >motorable passes, Pangong Lake, High altitude desert in Nubra >Valley, rivers, glaciers etc. Oh! Its a photographers >paradise... > >I know i am late in upgrading my gear. I am an engineer & >will soon catch up with the technicalities of Nikon D7100 >though i need time & shooting experience. I think i will >manage in these 40 days, honing my skills mainly on >landscapes, before my june vacations. > >Very soon i will be a proud owner of 'MY' first DSLR Nikon >D7100 Cheers!!! > >Best regards, >Devrishi Get the 16-85 and a good tripod for this type of vacation.