I just picked up a used Nikon D60 w/ 18-55 VR kit lens on B&H for $369. Great deal in my opinion! This will be my first DSLR purchase and I am extremely excited to start using it. It should be in the mail on friday. I really wanted this camera for mostly portraits, crisp pictures, and nice bokeh. I was looking to buy a 50mm f/1.8 lens but after spending that $369, I won't have any left over cash for the lens. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to sell the kit lens and just pick up the prime? I don't think I will be needing the zoom much. Also I am sure the 50mm f/1.8 is a lot more suitable for what I want to do. I just am not sure if I will regret selling the kit lens in the long run. Is it that good of a lens? Better than the prime (Picture quality wise)? I guess I can buy it again if I wanted it down the road. Any of you here use this lens? Any of you here only use a prime lens? Also, I have been doing a lot of reading here about DSLR's and I pretty much have it all down pat. I just had one question about the 18-55mm lens. Since the shortest focal length is 18mm and longest is 55mm, this isn't much of a zoom lens compared to the 50mm prime. Since the longest is 55mm, it can only zoom 5mm longer that the 50mm f/1.8, right? If that is the case, the 50mm is a better buy IMO.