I start out the year in a bad way: depleted the battery in my GoPro Hero3, which then died completely. A warranty issue I suppose, and it should soon be back from service. Much worse was the leap of faith that my D300s took with my new Sigma 8-16mm. The lens broke clean off, and several plastic parts snapped in two. That's a paid repair, and as I'm writing this I'm still awaitng the verdict from the service center.
During the summer I supported a Kickstarter project that landed me a camera oscura, one of the most fun gadgets I have bought for photography in many years, and to add to the fun I also supported a large format camera project and have a 4x5 camera due in March 2015.