The list author says: "I'll be open and honest, I am a canon shooter, it goes either way, but most of the fixed lenses will have a Nikon counterpart. I just feel I can do more for less money on a Canon. I tried my best to keep a short list of essentials needed for both field & studio, as well as adding tips here & there.
P.S. If you're a Sony or Pentax person, I'm sorry, you will have problems finding the equivalent."
"Do yourself a favor, for those long graduations, or weddings, pre-meter & tape your controls down. It saves the risk of accidentally shifting a setting, it also helps tape paper over your flash for a spur of the moment soft box."
"the before recommended 10-22 will not work on this, but if you have the cash to burn, it doesn't get better than this. I actually like the feel more than the Mark IV, but that is a personal preference."
"For those of you that can afford something nicer, the range is no better than the 1.8, but the reaction time and clarity are well worth the extra money. YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE A 50mm! It should be the lens you use the most."
"This IS you portrait lens!!!! For those of you that go back to the good old pre-digital days you'll understand what I'm talking about. For you newbies it's not as hot & flash as the IS zooms, but use it once & you'll never leave home without it."
"Weddings & sports. And you'll need a telephoto for the rank and file amateurs that think a large zoom is the key to the professional photographer. Show them you have one, then mount something that lets you stand closer to your subject."
"I've never been much for the green screen fad, but hey it's a bold new world & my first camera was a manual Fujica. I'd recommend something more traditional, but I'm trying to stay in step with the times here."