Help a newb with some lense choices?

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Guys/Girls,

I recently purchase a new D300 that came with the following new lenses :

Nikon AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR DX Lens
and a
Nikon 18-55mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens.

I am still somewhat new to photography and trying to learn more about "glass." On another forum I was told my camera setup is like driving a Ferrari with 14" wheels :eek:

Do you think this is a fair assumption?

Would you, in your personal opinion, suggest selling these 2 "new" lenses and picking up something else to replace them?

I plan on shooting portraits for the most part if that helps. I would prefer not to spend anymore money as I already went way over my budget! So if I were to replace the lenses above, I would only have available to spend what I could sell the lenses I already have for.

Thank you for your time. Regards,

Jonny
 
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Those two lenses are quite sharp. I wouldn't let that other forum bother you. Stick with them until you find a need to change. You'd have to spend a ton of money to improve very little in resolution. What you'd be paying for is a little faster speed. Be proud of what you have for now.
 
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Those two lenses are quite sharp. I wouldn't let that other forum bother you. Stick with them until you find a need to change. You'd have to spend a ton of money to improve very little in resolution. What you'd be paying for is a little faster speed. Be proud of what you have for now.
Your response is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

I will take your advice and enjoy what I have. However, if I was to add a 3rd lens for portraits in the future- which would you recommend (<$600).

Regards,
Jonny
 
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You wouldn't get enough for just those two lenses to really move up the scale I don't think. I'd shoot them and learn and be putting money away in a lens fund till you can really upgrade.
 
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If you are new to photography, stick with what you have until you encounter the limitations of your current gear. That could be a while :smile:
 

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