I have played around with photography for years using a Canon Powershot SX1 IS that doesn't have the ability to change lenses at all, and I recently took (what feels like a big step) and bought a D3300 that came with the AF-P DX 18-55mm VR kit lens. I want to get another lens, but am so lost in the world of lenses! I have narrowed my choices down to Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.8G and the Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II mostly based on affordability since I don't have the time to immerse myself completely in learning photography yet.
I am looking to take mostly candid shots of people, with some posed portrait type photos. I have a large active family and want to be able to capture memories and the beauty of the world as we hike/bike/ect.
I tend to lean towards the 50mm, but I'm wondering if the 55-200mm can do the same basic job of capturing the subjects with more versatility? Since I plan on having both lenses in the future I bought Moose's cheat sheets for the 18-55mm, 50mm, and 55-200mmin hopes that would help me decide... but it didn't really. I'm just not sure which lens would be the best to add to the kit lens, to "cut my teeth on" :)