My final purchase of 2011 was the 5D I have already mentioned in other posts in the Canon section. The seemingly imminent release of a successor to the 5D2 seems to have depressed 5D1 prices a bit, and a local dealer had a very clean one available. I am liking it thus far!
Two days ago, the same dealer had several big white lenses, and upon closer examination, one was a very clean, like-new pre-owned 400mm 5.6, which nailed focus very well on the 5D. Well, this one came home with me, as my first major purchase of 2012. A decent bird lens was a goal, though I had really gone there to see about a 135mm L. Well, the L will have to wait a while.
Canon 5Ds R/7D2/7D/5D/40D/1D2N; Nikon F6/D3s/D700/FM3A/Coolpix A. Lens selection undergoing changes; some favorites: Zeiss 2/135 APO Sonnar, Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS and 135L, Nikkor 14-24/2.8G and 200/2 VR.