Hey everyone! A friend mentioned the other day that he wanted to get a 50mm f/1.8 lens. I know that he has the same camera & lens as me ( Nikon D60 w/ 18-55mm f3.5-5.6), so I am trying to understand the advantage of him making this purchase... Based on my current understanding.... f/1.8 would give him a larger aperture (smaller depth of focus) and faster shutter speed? Is that correct? But would it really be a huge difference from the kit lens we already have? Also he would be purchasing a lens fixed at 50mm...and we already have lens that cover this range. I am approaching my 1 yr anniversary of starting photography w/ my dslr (yay! ) and so am considering getting my first new lens. Therefore I am really trying to explore & understand these differences...based on my interest in photographing wildlife (they always run away when you get close!) I am looking at telephoto...does anyone have any suggestions?? If someone could help clarify these things for me I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much and thanks everyone else who has helped me grow in photography over the past year!