Is this for me? First, I don't agree that street photography needs a kit for portraiture. A small, inconspicuous camera like the Fuji X100 I was using is much better than a big canon full frame body and 24-70 2.8 or 85 1.2. Second, I do have a kit that works well for portraiture -- check out my photographs of De Bonne Facture, Stephan Schneider, and SNS Herning here http://www.styleforum.net/t/517045/...in-paris-image-dump-thread-of-ill-repute/0_50. I really don't like the prevailing wisdom that good photography requires expensive gear. Gear is the means to an end, and you need to know what end you have in sight and then have gear appropriate for that vision. Could I have gotten the shots in the showrooms I did without wheeling through Paris $10k worth of gear including two studio strobes and a good body and lens? Maybe not. Would I have preferred to have even more lights and mods with me? Almost certainly. But I maybe could have gotten close with a couple inexpensive flashes and a lesser camera and lens that would have cost $1k-$2k. Photography is a combination of vision and technique to execute that vision. Street photography is more about getting close to people and having the timing and skill to capture a real moment with strong composition. You could do great street photography with a point and shoot. I like my X100 because it offers more control and a great viewfinder with a good sensor in a small package. Be a good photographer first, then get the gear that matches what you want. Anyway, rant off. I'm not impressed with many of my street pics because street photography isn't something that really inspires me. It is fun to do and show you guys real people in Paris, but I'm probably not going to be spending the time to get really good at this particular style of photography. Lifestyle, portraits, and fashion are the things that interest me most and that's where I spend my time trying to hone my craft.