The list author says: "If you're starting to get into DSLR photography, here's what you'll need. I own all this stuff, and I can tell you from experience that it's all deserving of the high ratings. If you get this stuff, you'll be taking impressive shots in no time. If you buy it all at once, you're looking at $3600.00. It is WELL worth it!"
"This ultra-wide angle lens is everything that it's supposed to be and more. You will be surprised by the clarity and coverage of this lens. I've read that it's basically L glass, but it's not marketed as such."
"The price and build of this lens belies the quality portraits you will take. This was once the lens that ALL photographers used. Every other lens was built off of this model. Make sure that you get one. Don't let the plastic housing of the glass give you the impression that it's a cheap lens."
"The thing about this filter is that not only does it cut down the glare on reflective surfaces, but it has a warming effect, as well. So you're not gonna need that warming filter. This one is for your 18-55mm kit lens, your 70-300mm telephoto lens, and your 100mm macro lens."