For my birthday my parents got me an external flash (SB-600) and a new lens (50 mm f/1.8). I haven't had a chance to play around with them much but I'm very excited. The above photo was taken in a dark room with the flash bounced off the ceiling. Isn't that amazing? I hate "flashy" looking photos and being able to bounce the light is so great for those times when you don't have natural light available. I can't wait to play around with my lens more too. It's going to be so great for portraits!