My skill level falls somewhere between beginner & intermediate. I prefer film over digital although at times I do shoot both. I use a simple Maxxum HTsi Plus and a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS. One day I will upgrade and get really serious when my children allow me more "free" time. I love to shoot candid photos and especially children so I love the telephoto lens to hide from my subjects while keeping the frame full. But I find myself regularly switching between the telephoto and my Tamron 28-80mm (which just recently broke). I have been asked to take wedding photos for my brother in law. I've only shot one other wedding (last minute and not with ANY equipment but a Kodak 80mm-210mm telephoto lens) so my experience is limited. I want to upgrade my lens and flash but am not sure what route to take. I'm looking at a Tamron 28-200mm Super AF F/3.8-5.6 lens. Would anyone recommend this for my style and experience. I also need a flash (but prefer not a wireless) any recommendations?