The list author says: "As a Canon user and camera geek, I have used a great range of equipment over the years. Having had several dozen lenses pass through my hands, I feel that I've finally found my "taste" in lenses. Surprisingly, it's not always the most expensive option. Read on below for the details"
"Sometimes you need two camera bodies, most usually when covering events or when your wife wants to borrow one. This is Canon's lightest camera to date (at the time of purchase) and achieving that without sacrificing image quality is the real reason for this choice."
"My favorite wide angle -- delivering solid results on landscapes and stellar results on events and group portraits. Best of all, it's completely usable wide open, giving a selective focus effect on wide shots where few other lenses can compete. Accept no substitute."
"I love shooting at the "normal" focal length, so when it came to choosing this lens, I chose this exquisitely-made, high precision, manual focus option. This Zeiss lens is a pleasure to use, and meets my high expectations."
"A do-it-all lens is useful for travelling and other situations where you can't or don't want to bring large collections with you, but most have serious drawbacks. This lens is a good balance of all aspects, and a very solid performer."