Ok all. It's settled. I am purchasing a Nikon D50. I just got hired for my first Wedding, and I really need to make the plunge. So I went to Ritz and drolled all over the stuff I want, but there are so many little things, I want some advice. The wedding is going to be inside the lions den, which apparently is right on the beach. The vows are on the sand, and then some of the party will be inside and some will be out, so I will have a huge variety of conditions, none of which are filled with great lighting! So... What EXACTLY do I need to shoot a wedding? In addition, I have these questions: 1. What is better to have for wedding/portrait photography, a 28-90 or a 18-55 lens? 2. What filter(s) would you use for wedding photography? 3. Is a zoom lens neccesary, say 70 - 300. If so, is it better to have the 18-55 and the 70-300, or the 28-90 and the zoom? 4. A flash? What kind? What do I do with it? I no NOTHING about SDLR flashes, since Ive been doing my portait work in continuous. (poor models) 5. What about spare batteries? Obviously I should have at least 1? Is that enough? 6. Oh, and a remote? Does anyone find this handy in wedding settings? 7. Tripod size? 8. What's the big hairy thing I am missing? 9. If you had to cut either the zoom lens or the flash, which would you? *gulp* Ok, sorry for the rant - cannot WAIT to here the answers! Oh, and here is a picture I took last night of Tampa... Im going to go stare at it to soothe myself!