What would be your minimal kit for making 80-90% of your keepers?
This could have been a 'dream list', but with so many 'what accessories should I get?' threads, it seems to me that there's too much 'Gear Acquisition Syndrome', so a barebones list would be a good way to separate the good purchases from the bad in your collection of photographic equipment.
A body, lens, battery and memory card goes without saying, so I think this thread belongs in the Accessories forum rather than the Cameras or Lenses ones.
My list (and a template you might like to use):
Lens(es): 10-22 - i love ultra wide, 85 1.8 - fast and good for faces (spose I should keep the 17-85mm too)
Memory Cards: 2x 8Gb would be nice
Batteries: just 2x for the 60d
shoulder bag - lowepro nova 160aw
tripod - i have manfrotto 055XPROB & 804RC2
ipod/iphone - full of audiobooks and podcasts
Things I'd leave at home:
remote trigger - built-in 2sec delay will do
580exii + cord - flash doesnt excite me.
ef 50mm 1.8 - too long for photos of friends at restaurants
ef 28mm 1.8 - 'normal' is boring
ef 70-300 is usm - get closer! plus I hate lack of fulltime manual
lowepro nova 170aw - a bit too big
lowepro slingshot 200aw - so heavy when full and never sits straight on me
hoya 58mm filter kit - circ-pols are nice, but I'd be better off buying some NDs. I don't use protective filters.
neck strap - if you're using it, hold it up to your eye. otherwise, put it away. So why do you need a neckstrap?
photo technique books - enough free help online, otherwise spend that money on workshops
400d(xti) & grip - got a new body with better low light and longer batter life
Please - I know I'm weird -- I don't like flash, zoom or long focal lengths -- I'm not making judgments about the equipment, just pointing out they're not at the top of my list. Same with my choice of body -- it's not the point of this thread.
Now, I'd love to see your list of 'leave at home' items.