Hello Photographers, I just purchased my first DSLR camera. It is a Nikon d200. I bought it refurbished from craigslist. With it, I got a lens, but I don't think it is the best lens for what I need, so I was wondering if you could help me pick a better one. First, let me explain my needs. I am studying animation and bought the camera for Stop Motion. What I need in a lens, is something that is good for close-ups. I.E. I need to make an 8 inch figure appear to be life-sized. I've read that certain lenses are also good for creating depth in the shot. This would be crucial for what I am doing since it will give the illusion that a small set that is only a few feet deep may appear to be life-sized. I know almost nothing about photography, I'm completely new to it, so any advice helps. Here's the lens I have. Nikon | Macro 55mm f/2.8 Micro AIS Manual Focus Lens | 1442 Since I do not have a lot of money, would you advise me selling the lens I already have on ebay in order to finance the new, more appropriate lens? Thank you for all the help. If you have any questions let me know.