Between now and 3 years from now I hope to have a very good arsenal of equipment to cover any type of event. I'm learning more and more every day so the below might sound beginner but I am avid photographer always reading and researching. Canon EOS 5d(primary) with my Rebel XT as backup. Once I am successful I would like to have my primary and backup bodies the same cameras though. What I would like to have is me and a colleague/partner basically go to each event so that instead of switching lenses back n fourth one goes in close and one is around the perimeter as well as always covering more than one angle. I'm thinking for perimiter shots I go with 70-200 f/2.8(Leaning towards L series.) I use a 75-300 Kit lense now for a lot of action shots(dog park) and feel if I can cover the random shots of dogs running around I could easily cover a lot of distances at a wedding with 70-200. Plus producing a sharp image even better. What you think about this analogy? I'm thinking for portraits and headshots I got with either 50mm f/1.4 or an 85mm f/1.4. I am currently using a 50mm f/1.8 for a lot of shots but would like to be a decent distance (within 20 feet) so I'm not breathing down anyone's necks. At a decent distance I feel I could fill the frame a bit better as well.(How far away do you normally stand from portraits.) This might be my OCD but I am extremely anal retentive when I do portait like shots and don't like a lot of permiter in my shots. My walk around lense is leaning towards the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L. I'm reading a lot of possitive reviews about this and think its probably a must have. I could also use this as portrait lense could I not? Obviously 3 years from now I'm going to be far more versed in photography and won't really have a lot of these questions but as of now I don't really have ways of testing all this equipment since I'm currently putting away roughtly 1,000 per month for my wedding in October. What are your thoughts on my equipment setup above? The only lense coverage I feel I'm lacking is before the 24-70mm. I've seen several articles as well as a few threads recommending the 10-20mm but couldn't I just stand further back with the 24-70mm?