The list author says: "I have been working as a photographer for a while and recently switched to a 60d. i love canons and their easy menus and quality lenes. if you can afford pro equipment go for it but this list is comprised of what i use when i go out by myself and shoot. this is not a professional gear list!!! these are things you should get or think about getting. for lenses if you can get l lenses again... go for it but not everyone can afford top of the line stuff. so here goes!"
"fantastic lens to walk around with! good clarity and good range. only down side is that you can get some of the creative blur that a lower f stop can grant. but the range this has makes me really enjoy having this lens"
"always get a uv filter for every lens you buy! its clear and doesn't really affect the picture. its a cheap way to protect your lens. scratch a uv filter=30$, scratch a lens=500%. definitely worth 30$ just make sure you get one thats metal."
"this is a fantastic lens as well. this will let you go down to a 1.4 stop which helps blur the background and foreground and single out your subject. also helps in low light. the 1.8, 100$ 50mm canon offers is nice, but it has plastic rings and has had issues with getting stuck on peoples cameras."
"if you dont want the bag and just want to clip stuff to your belt this will hold you 50mm with reverse hood (these can also attach to special expansion slots on the bag if you get more stuff but still want to carry some things around. lowepro has really well thought out equipment)"
"will hold 2x batteries and 2x memory cards. i carry this on my belt even though there are pouches in the bag. i like having access to them without needing the bag. also this thing is a tank. VERY sturdy."
"if you only want to carry one lens bag rather than the book bag and individual bags, this is a good alternative. it holds one lens but expands to hold 2. so if your switching lenses, you open it (since it contains one) take the one off the camera place it in the empty slot, then put the other one on. then the bag collapses on the empty spot and zips up. really easy to switch lenses."
"this is nice for family shots. but the downside is you have to be in front of the camera. the other switches are wired which means not good for family stuff but this is waaaayyy better that doing a timer and trying to run in front of the camera. although i do like this shots where people set the timer short and are seen either lunging at or away from the camera. haha."