Hi, thanks for reading, my question is as below. I included a brief description of my situation as well, just so people can get an idea of what I'm facing and trying to accomplish. Me: I'm not new to photography but of course not anywhere near a veteran. I perform journalistic photography for my wife who is a hostess and a wedding planner. I've taken part in 6 wedding cases so I know enough of what I lack as least - both in skill and gear. I'm looking to start honing my skills for wedding photography instead (typical yeah). Here's my planned budget and the breakdown(all USD): Nikon D700 Body = $2300 Speedlight SB-900 x 3 = approx $1390 Stands, Booms, Light Shapers Estimate = $800 Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO FX = $870 AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor ED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF *used FIRST version* = $1500 This is around a 7k budget not including things like SC cords and Pocket Wizards. What I'm greatly doubting is my foregoing of the 28-70mm range. I notice I rarely dwell in the region when working. But I fear of making a great mistake, but budget is the issue and I really think the 70-200mm would help me more than an expensive 28-70mm lens, since I'm doing weddings and studios (only). I need a valid compromise, and I really couldn't think of a better place to bounce my ideas around than here (thanks again). Even went for Tokina instead of all Nikon - taking the suggestion of "the best lens is the one you have." I've read enough about photography to understand what people can throw at me, what I lack is real experience, I'm as green as you can call a photog, but a nerd at least in most of its principles. Again, I'm aiming to have an entry level gear just so I can at least practice what I've learned, build a portfolio then enter the market, a 1 year plan at least, after which I would probably need other gears as well. Question than is: is my selection a valid one or do I need to get a new list...?