apparently i left the web browser window open to my beloved "chirp" china collection for andrew to find, but i'm disappointed that it is no longer on sale (although the platter is, and wasn't before). why oh why did i wait so many months? so in a way, this is my want, but don't-want, wishlist. don't want because everything is too damn expensive to justify spending any money on. except for maybe pointe shoes. aaaaaaand the flour sifter.
i thought after reading and reading and reading about getting the widest lens, that canon made a 7mm one, but i think i'm mistaken. at any rate, the new full frame 5D mark II is $5300 cheaper than the nikon equivalent (because i think the D700, although full-frame, isn't worth comparing considering how similar it is to my D300), and with the 45mm tiltshift being $730 less, and even the availabilty of two more tiltshifts...i may end up shooting with two different brands. which in the photo world seems almost sacrilegious ....but i feel like my nikkor 18-200mm lens is so versatile i'd never give up on nikon as my everyday "point-and-click" (albeit large, and, at times, heavy).