I've been playing and learning with my Nikon D40 for the past month and I am now ready to extend my lens range. I am going to be be taking shots of my sons band and was thinking about the 50mm f1.8 d but having read this forum I am wondering if I would be better with the 55-200 AF-S VR as I like the idea of longer focal length for when I'm not shooting low light. Would the AF and VR help in low light ? Or would you stick to the manual focus 50mm for this application. Eventually I will buy both lenses but, which would you go for first ? Spare cash at the moment is an issue as the wife would go spare if she sees more cash going out on non essential items My old camera (which got me into all this) was the Fuji S5600. You can see example of my gig photos at www.myspace.com/accolade Any advice would be gratefully received.