Well unless Santa wins the lottery this year my Canon photographic wish list will stay just that. The lens, a 300mm F2.8 is pretty damn pricey at around $4,500 to 5,500 BUT the reviews are consistently amazing. It has been rated as the best birding lens around and it even allows you to add a 2x extender without sacrificing sharpness. Oh yeah, the converter is an additional $400 - $550. Ok now the body needs to be something magical. How about something that can take amazing digital photos while at the same time taking HD video. HD video you scoff! Yip, Canon now makes such a beast. The new Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III takes amazing HD video. Check out this video of a Brown Shrike shot with the Mark III. Ok so Santa must be wondering what this is going to set him back and I’m happy to report that the Mark III will retail for around $2,700. This means for well below $10,000 I can get the ultimate birding setup – hey we may even want to throw in a pair of Leica 10x50 binos…..