I am an absolute beginner in serious photography. I'm a position to get a Nikon D70 body for $100 or so.
I've been researching lenses and I'm debating if I should get the one that originally came with the camera (18-55mm II) or a 50mm f/1.8. Like I said at the beginning, I really don't know enough yet to make an informed decision.
I plan on mostly taking portrait photos. Occasionally some outdoors shots, like park outings and such, nothing too fast-moving.
I'd like to keep my budget for the lens below $150.
If you need any more details, please let me know.