My wish list, January 2012

With some recent acquisitions—the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR 1 and a 32″x40″ Softbox among them—I was thinking about some future items on my list when I decided to write them down. It’s really rather shocking that there are so few items, but what’s even more shocking is the grand total: less than $2500 at the top end. See below:

• iPad $499
• Eye-fi SD Card $99
• Softbox grid $40
• Einstein strobe light $500
• 50mm lens $200-$500 either f1.8 or f1.4
• 85mm lens $300-$500 either f1.8 or manual 1.4 third party
• Greenscreen software $100 to $300

Total $1738 to $2438

Surely I am forgetting something; a lot of somethings. But irregardless of those missing items, the ones listed above are the ones on my radar, and so occupy top billing. The bottom three items are variable depending on the specific model/brand I would choose. Plus there are rumors they may be releasing the iPad 3 in the coming months, and so the currently iPads will be marked down. My main motivator for an iPad is the ability, coupled with the also-listed Eye-fi SD card that transmits wirelessly, to send images directly from the camera to the iPad for viewing larger images on location instead of relying on the LCD on the back of the camera (I’m also an avid reader and so would love to have a larger screen to read than my iPhone, which itself is quite adequate for that task already).

I don’t really have a priority on any of the above; any purchases will probably be piecemeal and opportunity based (ie, sales, etc). I’m curious to see how the new forthcoming Nikon 85mm 1.8G lens performs before I decide on that, but I’m also swinging back yet again into some 50mm prime lens love. Ah, so fickle…



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