The key word to this is WISH list. These are a long ways off but I like to do a wish list every year for fun. It’s so crazy to me how much has changed since last Christmas. Last Christmas I had no idea what I wanted to do with my photography, then after a business course at WPPI in Las Vegas I created a business plan and narrowed down what it was I really wanted to do. Now I’ve opened a newborn studio from my home and couldn’t be happier. It’s amazing how far you can come in a year.
The Nikon D700. Yes Nikon. I love my Canon 7D and stand behind the reasons I chose it, BUT I have been VERY disappointed in Canon’s lenses and I think the Nikon D700 is a significantly better piece of equipment than the Canon 5D mark ii. The only thing that might sway me is features on the 5d mark iii so we’ll have to see. Nikon outperforms in ISO (both in quality of grain and amount), FPS (big deal to me as a child photographer), and focus points.
and naturally I’d need lenses to go with it. If I went Nikon I would have to test out lenses and see which ones I’d want but likely a 50mm prime, 85mm prime and 70-200mm zoom.
Nikon way outperforms Canon in flash and so that’s another plus of going Nikon. A speedlight would be nice for some fill light in my studio as well as when I’m on the go. The negative is if I go Nikon my lenses and flashes would not be interchangeable between my 2 cameras.
The One Bag (similar to shootsac). Honestly I can make one for about $35 but it would be nice to have this one. I would use it strictly as a lens bag for easier changing out of my lenses. $109 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569311911/one-laptop-and-camera-bag-system?ref=live
A camera that you can focus the photo AFTER you've taken it. More of just a fun thing to play with than an actual useable camera since the quality isn't great. $400 https://www.lytro.com/camera
Yes. That is an actual camera. It detects your movement and when you make a click motion - it will take a picture. Very neat! Not yet available for purchase. http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/11/18/two-finger-camera/