While a lot of women may wish for sterling silver jewelry on their birthday, I would really really like something else. Not jewelry, never wore anything but my wedding ring, but something that may prove to be more expensive than that.
I would like a Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 🙂 A review just came out on the NPhoto website and I am smitten, especially after seeing the sample shots.
The article can be found here: http://www.nphotomag.com/2012/07/12/nikon-18-300mm-f3-5-5-6-first-impressions/ and it also has a few sample shots. The downside of this lens seems to be its heaviness, but the images are crisp even at maximum zoom.