I want to get the most bang for my buck as I am a student and don't have a lot of money, but I've started photography and am quite enthusiastic about it. For the moment I am assisting my sister shooting some weddings alongside her(she runs a wedding photography business with her husband), I've done 3 so far. And of course a little bit of everything on my own. I've decided on primes mostly as they seem to offer the best value for my money in terms of sharpness/IQ/color/etc. To get the same on zooms I would have to dish out more money than I care to at once. Note: Realistically speaking I'd say I can get all this in about 3 years, depending on what happens from now till then(read: if I get a better job). I'd really appreciate any comments, the last thing I want to do is waste my money, what little I have of it. Here it is: -Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 -Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 -Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 -Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 -Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro (non-IS) -Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (non-IS) -Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L I'd say the first four are obtainable before Fall of next year, I doubt I could wait more than that. The others are of course much more costly than those, so I'd say those are for 2012. What do you think?