Cameras and lenses passed the point of exceeding a reasonable man's needs, a couple of generations back. Digital camera images have a "Different" quality to that of a film image. Film images are not capable of the same extreme sharpness and definition, but give far more subtle tonal transitions, even in their finest details. This is something new digital cameras seem unable to address. Except for highly specialised fields, the digital cameras that we now own, are probably far more capable, than most of us are at using them. As a result manufacturers are having great difficulty in differentiating their products, from those of their competitors, and even within their own ranges. lenses are now so good that even entry level offerings, by some manufacturers, exceed the best available of only a few years ago. We are asked "what puts us off from Buying new camera kit" It is not so much being put off, as lack of need. we have hit a glass ceiling.