I know there are a ton of good photographers hers so hopefully someone can help me out. Please know that I know very little about cameras. Basically I'm looking for a decent zoom lens for my Nikon D3000. I've been looking mostly on Amazon at Nikon lenses and reading the reviews given there. These two are what I'm liking most right now... Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens They seem to have plenty of good ratings and few bad ones. Does anybody know anything about these? The good? The bad? The ugly? I'm more than willing to get a lens from a different manufacturer - Nikon is really all I know so it's what I've stuck with - so suggestions are more than welcome! My spending limit is $600... though, as a student, I'd really like to not pay that much. I'm looking to find the best lens I can within my budget.