I finally got my hands on a telephoto lens. 70-300mm, with stabilizer, and it is fantastic. It's probably been obvious that I've had one, considering some of the photos I've uploaded recently. I got some time to go to the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum (not working but actually exploring the museum), and Lincoln Park Zoo. I tossed up some of the better pictures that came out (I'm really happy with that snake), so if you like, go ahead and have a browse through them.