The list author says: "If you're looking to get started in digital SLR photography, this is my list of the best gear you'll find for the least money. This is the compilation of reading many amazon reviews, reading many reviews on other web sites, pouring through dozens if not hundreds of books on photography and personal experience."
"These are great for the price, the UV filter can be used to protect your lens and the CPL performs just as well as one I paid $40 for. (you won't need the FLD with the digital camera, except maybe for artistic purposes)"
"Personally, I find that having a fast lens is very important if you ever go out at night. The 50mm renders perspective closest to what the human eye does, so images will look the least distorted. Many people love this lens."
"I go out at night more than during the daytime, so I spent the extra money on an even faster lens. I can't swear the extra 2/3 of a stop makes much difference, but I love the optical qualities of this lens and the dreamy bokeh. Search the net for a side by side comparison of the 1.4 and the 1.8 before deciding."
"Great flash, provides more light than the pop up, gets it above the lens to prevent red-eye and lens barrel shadows, and tilts and swivels so you can bounce it off the wall or ceiling and get rid of wash out as well. Completely works with the camera to make use painless."
"Gets the flash entirely off the camera, sadly doesn't transmit the TTL information, so you need to manually set the amount of flash power and manually adjust the camera for the change in exposure. The advantage of having the flash separate from the camera is well worth having to figure out the manual settings."
"While you're reading "Understanding Exposure," (and from then on) you'll wish you have one of these to play with. Like the filters above, I did try a less expensive version of this; unlike those, the cheap one was junk and I returned it and decided to spend the extra money for better quality."
"gives you touch free control of the camera, great for self portraits, or shake free pics when the camera's on a tripod. Better than canon's IR control because you don't need to be in front of the camera, better than a cable because you get more distance and no shake will transfer through the cable."