I have my third wedding as 'main' photographer coming up in September. The first was "some snaps" for my brother (his words for what he wanted, not mine). The second was for a friend of a friend (second time round wedding for both, very informal, but customer delighted with results). Now it's the friend of a friend's niece - request is for nothing too formal (& she loved the pictures I did for her Uncle). It's a Sikh wedding, so a day and a halfer. The good news, being a Sikh wedding is no white dress & no black suit for B&G to fool the D80's meter too much). Equipment: Nikon D80 (+D50 backup) SB-600, various consumer lenses (18-70, 18-200, 28-105, 70-210 (f4-5.6) nikkors + Sigma 10-20mm + a dodgy 50mm f1.8 that's unusable at anything wider open than f4); stroboframe flash bracket, lightsphere 2 clone, Lumiquest pro-max system, better bounce card, Benro tripod & ball head + QR plates, various backgrounds if needed + usual memory cards, batteries, spares etc. I'm comfortable using the Nikon CLS & using flash wirelessly with the D80 in commander mode. I know what effects I get with different bounce flash / difffusers. My 'bible' so far has been Steve Sint's book - a mine of valuable information. Now the big question. I know I'm deficient in the flash department. An SB-800 + a lighting stand seems the way to go (can use it on the D50 in commander mode to also fire the SB-600 remotely if I need to use the D50 as backup). This leaves me enough left over in the budget for about 250-300 uk pounds worth of additional lens. My copy of the 18-70 is sharp wide open, & it's quiet, focuses quickly and accurately - but it's slowish particularly at the longer end. The 70-210 is very sharp (not always what's wanted in wedding pictures I know), but focuses slowly & is slow at 210m. So, in the quest for 'faster glass', where should I put my remaining pounds? I see five options: (1) Tamron 17-50 f2.8 / Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 (2) 24mm f2.8 (used) + 50mm f1.8 (new) nikon primes OR 50mm + 85mm f1.8 primes (3) Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 / Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8 (4) Sigma 70mm f2.8 macro / Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro (5) bust the budget a little & try to find a good second user 80-200 f2.8 nikkor Sikh wedding receptions tend to be fast moving, very colourful & great to photograph. Family & friends come from far & wide, so it's important to shoot loads & try to capture images of absolutely everybody. Indeed, one of the comments from the last wedding was that I managed to take candids of just about everybody without them realising they'd been snapped. Looking at the last wedding, 4% of the shots were sub 40mm (35mm equivalent); 80% were in the 40-105mm range & the remaining 16% in the 110-300mm range. Most popular individual focal length was 105mm (35mm equivalent) at 20% of the total images. Now, given that Steve Sint seems to suggest that variable aperture zooms are "OK" (he has a 24-120VR & 24-85 f2.8-f4 in his kit bag), plus my lens usage last time, I reckon I'm OK with the 18-70 as the bread & butter lens. So, back to the key question: where should I spend my pounds on the faster glass (if indeed I actually need it!)? Apologies for the rather long post, but I'm a 'fail to plan, plan to fail' kind of person. Thanks in advance.