Good Morning Dan. I appreciate your comments and encouragement. Sorry for the delay in stating my appreciation for your input.
Believe it or not, I still have not been out to shoot my new camera (d7000)or my new lens. I did not think retirement life would get so busy. As I mentioned in a earlier respondent to my post, my wife and I are going to Charleston, SC on the 25th so... I hope to give all of them a workout.
May I ask a few other basic questions (remember coming from a real novice). I purchased a protective lens and a Nikon polarizing filter for the 18-105. Did you keep a polarizing filter on your 18-105 most of the time? What about the 70-300? I presume the 70-300 will need all the light it can so again thus, I would presume you did not. I will need a protective filter for the 70-300, true? In your opinion, are the 2 Nikon filters really that much more superior as they are so very costly?