Thank God for tax returns. I made the second-to-last order to complete my wedding photography kit today - we won't talk about how much it cost. Here's my total inventory: Canon EOS 40D primary body (new) Canon BG-E2N battery grip for 40D(bought today, not here yet) Canon EOS Rebel xti backup body (new) Canon RC1 wireless remote release for Rebel (had this) Canon EF 17-40 f/4L lens (bought today, not here yet) Canon EF 28-80 f/2.8L lens (had this) Canon EF-S 18-55 F/4-5.6 Lens (came with Rebel) Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSC lens (bought today, not here yet) Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer (had this) 2 Canon Speedlite 580EX flashes (new) Canon ST-E2 infrared flash transmitter (new) Canon off-camera shoe cord (had this) Stroboframe Quick Flip flash bracket (had this) 2 Sto-Fen white cheap-ass flash diffusers (bought today, not here yet) Photoflex Litedisk 40" round white/gold folding reflector (had this) 16 Sanyo Eneloop AA batteries (new) 2 LaCrosse BP800 battery conditioner chargers (new) Canon stock BP511 battery (came with 40D) 2 Sterlingtek BP511 batteries (bought yesterday, not here yet) 2 Canon CG-580 battery chargers (1 bought today, not here yet, 1 came with 40D) Dane-Elec 2GB compact flash card (came with 40D) 3 SanDisk Extreme III 2GB compact flash cards (new) I ordered the Canon 17-40 and Sigma 10-22 lenses today: I agonized over them both. I was considering the 17-55 IS, the 16-35 f/2.8L...none of which seems to be in stock ANYWHERE in Charlotte, NC, so I couldn't mess with them. After reading wedding photographer comments and blog entries and reviewing a gazillion Flickr entries shot with these two lenses, I bought the Canon 17-40 for the workhorse lens and the sigma for fun/arsty shots and personal use. Both purchases were through Amazon and they are returnable if I want. I also realized that my 28-80 has consistently rated higher than new L series glass, and a "medium long" telephoto lens could be convenient. Plus, I can't seem to part with it. I'll get a 70-200 F/2.8 someday. Maybe next tax season? So I have no more money :er:. But I have an almost complete kit for weddings. I say "almost" because I will get at least 2 more 2GB cards, another BP511, and one more spare battery for the Rebel. I might get a grip for the rebel too, but the bank I need to rob for that is well-guarded... I am going to get a chance to practice with a professional who's work I like in the next couple weeks, and we'll work together again a few weeks after that. So - what am I missing? I mean, other than a retirement account?