Hi all, a friend of mine is hoping her boyfriend will propose to her soon. I guess she would like to hire a professional wedding photographer, but I let her know that i also would be glad to take pictures of the event. Aside from the fun in taking pictures, i am aspiring a professional career and can get some extra experience that way. However, my question is more equipment related. I was thinking about what to bring on such an occassion, and how to carry it. In my young live i never have attended a wedding before. I own 2 canon digital slrs, one 1Ds (full format) and one 350d with a focal length multiplicator of 1.6. (I tend to think of that as a built-in fixed teleconverter). Of course i would bring these two, what brings me to the lens question. Here's what i've thought of as useful: a 50mm 1.4 probably would be suitable for a great lot of situations. If necessary it can be used as a 80mm portrait lens. I imagine a 70-200mm 2.8 zoom great for getting pictures of cutting the cake or the curious look on that face quite a bit away. Also an ok portrait lens, though big and heavy. a 17-40 4.0 is a must for the group pictures, though f4 will be a major restraint in many indoor situations. Unfortunately, when it comes to 35mm, canon offers an f/2.0 which produces rather soft images or an f/1.4, which costs more than a thousand bucks. I also own a rather big 24-70 2.8, but i tend to think "leave it in the car" due to: Carrying a shoulder bag which can contain all that stuff simply is not possible in a crowded environment where one has to move that much. The only alternatives I can think of is fixing unused lenses and the flash to my belt, which might look rather stupid while wearing a suit or tuxedo, or mostly leave the bag at the table, which would prevent me from quickly changing a lens. Did anyone have the same problem? And more importantly: What lens choices come to your mind? What do you think is most useful and suitable? greetings BTW, I have read the other "Wedding Photog Problem" thread, and I'll keep an eye open; anyway, they didn't even pick a photographer.