Westcott Ice Light 2 $499.oo If you can justify the price, this is an awesome LED light want. Most useful for video, but could be cool for the occasional still image!
Lensbaby Velvet 50mm Soft Focus Lens $499.00 This is the real deal for soft-focus fans. No photoshop simulation here. Lens opening will vary the effect from tack sharp to sentimental dreaminess! Did I mention it shoots macro too? Manual focus only.
Topaz Labs Photography Collection Plug in Set : $469.00 After you start using Photoshop or Elements, this is the next investment to make. These effects and tools will become the staple of your workflow. If the whole set is to much cash, you can collect them one at a time!
Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System: $459. If you like macro work, a twin flash is a must have. Here’s the Nikon model, but your camera manufacturer probably makes one.
Venus Lens Macro 15mm $479. Rhonda’s favorite new lens. For all the major camera mounts, it’s an ultra-wide, it’s a macro lens AND it’s a tilt-shift! Well, it’s also manual focus, but don’t let that slow you down…
Ricoh Theta S $346.95 Just released, the Ricoh Theta S is a wacky little camera that can shoot “photospheres” in still an motion, with one shot and no preprocessing! What photo geek wouldn’t want one of these? I know I do!
Einstein™ E640 Flash Unit $499.95 640ws Studio strobe. Yeah, you will need a light stand and an umbrella or softbox, but this is your ticket to studio photography. They don’t get much better for the money!
Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini AC Powerpak $239.95 I didn’t want to split this up from the Einstein E640, because they make such a great team (even though it’s under $250) ! The AC Powerpak can power up to four studio strobes with it’s rechargeable battery power! Now you can take the power of your studio lighting anywhere including the great outdoors! I love mine!