Hi everyone Im looking for some advice about which lens would be good for gig photography. I mean small venues, not large ones. I bought Nikon D3000 18-55mm f/3.5 -5.6 a few months and i recently went to a small venue to photograph some bands for the first time. I'm learning as i go along and i played around with the settings a bit (i didnt use flash) the images came out good but not great. From research i've done on the net i thinking that i need a faster lens, is this right? as i want the images to be as sharp as possible. are there any gig photograpers here and whats lens do you use or would you recommend.? I've been reading about a lens nicknamed a nifty fifty, would this lens be suitable for gig photography? from what i've read it seems to be a good lens. Im a total amatuer by the way and although i havnt got a lot of money to spend, im very willing to save up, although March the 5th is the next gig and this time the act is signed so i want to get some good shots. Thanks for any advice, its very much appreciated.