One old-bird told me that for indoor shoots (in a place fairly well lit), he would forgo the flash, use a high ISO and a fast lens (he uses the Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 - of coz well beyond my price range... and skill level ).
I have a general walk about lens (Tammy 18-270mm) but it often cannot reach for the higher f's in indoor situation.
So if I am to get one lens for indoor events (like a reception, a family gathering, or a talk etc) with lots of people (the main subject), what would you guys recommend? Prime or zoom? f2.8? What focus lengths?