Its been a busy and long year, full of ups and downs. Ups ::biggrin: Made the jump from CP8700 to D70 in April and have been delighted with the response from this camera. Fast focus, instant power on... etc. Downs : Dropped my D70 and broke the lens mount clean off. So, what have I learnt ? Technology - figured out remote commander mode with my SB-600, that's a cool feature. Played a bit with long exposures and reversed lens macro. Lots of work here for next year. Technique - I'm learning to see better, composition is improved, as well and spending a bit more time thinking about the shot, keeper ratio is up. Preparation and Patience - I'm learning to live with them. All in all I'm happy with this years results. Roll on 2006. How have you faired ?