Monday, December 13, 2010

What's on my Wish List this Year

I usually don't ask for much, and really, the things I'm about to show you are things that would be NICE to have--doesn't mean I'm asking for them.  I just want them :)

Numero UNO

A new camera.  I follow camera reviews pretty closely--my favorite camera and lens reviewer being Ken Rockwell--and he has given his approval to the newly released Nikon D7000.  It's small, lightweight (which is awesome because the lenses are already so heavy), and it's less expensive than the D300 which is what I originally wanted, but The Rockwell says this one trumps the D300... so that's exciting.  I'm still not planning on upgrading to a Full Frame camera and lenses anytime soon, so this one would work until the day I really want to lift weights while I work. 
No one I know would (be able to) get this for me in one swoop (though my mom is working on my dad for me lol), so I've asked the parental units on both sides (mine and hub's) to forego the "stuff"giving this year and donate to the cause.   

Numero DUE

The Bamboo Pen and Touch or the Bamboo FUN

Not only is this relatively affordable, but it's flippin sweet.  You can write on it, draw on it, and it inputs directly into your computer--no more scanning and tracing with the pen tool in Photoshop!! AND it comes with Photoshop Elements which I lost when I switched to Mac (Adobe gave me CS5 for Mac, but wouldn't do Elements for some reason...).  AND... it's purty. 

Numero TRE

Nikon 135mm f/2.0D AF DC-Nikkor Lens

Yes, it's a mouthful, but The Rockwell says it's THE portrait lens, and it sounds pretty sweet to me!  Too bad it costs the same as feeding a small village. 


Any gift card--Fav choices would be Borders, Amazon, Hobby Lobby


MUSIC!!!  When I edit photos and write, nothing keeps me going like music.  Lately I've been listening to movie scores (because if the music has words, I WILL sing which is distracting and sometimes I'll type what I'm singing instead of what I meant to).  Here are a few I'd like to add to my collection.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1

The Holiday

And I wouldn't mind having the score to Sherlock Holmes too

Those are a "few of my favorite things" this year.  Of course, the music and gift cards are the more practical ones, and more likely :) But a girl can dream! 

What's on your wish list this year?


  1. My biggies this year were a new digital camera (just a point-and-shooter) and a new office chair, as well as an ergonomic keyboard.

    The Sherlock Holmes soundtrack is awesome!!

  2. man, i've been wanting a better zoom lens for my nikon d90, but just haven't been able to afford one.
    Sigh. One day.

  3. Oh, I would love the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack too! I was soooo happy when I found out they were already filming the sequel! :)

    Great list!!!! Hilary

  4. A camera is almost a must have. I have a rather simple relatively inexpensive Sony. Takes fine pictures for my purposes.
    For me a laptop would be nice, but not something I would be expecting anyone to get for me. Mostly what I'm hoping for is good travelling weather as I visit my family around the country. I'll be in Houston around New Year's visiting one of my daughters and her husband.
    Hope some of your Christmas wishes come true.

    Tossing It Out

  5. A new computer tops my wish list this year. But my wife's laptop went up in smoke a couple weeks ago, and she uses her for business, so she moves to the top of the list. :(

  6. I really love Hans Zimmer's scores, including "Sherlock Holmes" and "The Holiday." My favorites of his are definitely of the Pirates of the Caribbean scores, though. :)

  7. I have all three full soundtracks! Excellent movie score choices!!! I'd love a new camera!

    The Bamboo tablet is awesome! I bought one for my BFF for her birthday. She LOVES it!

  8. I shall NEVER NEVER NEVER forget the casting director of THE HOLIDAY for pairing my dear Kate Winslet with that horrible horrible Jack Black! WTF????