Thanks a lot Jose! The more I am using the D300 the more I am learning and enjoying the hobby. I also think that the D300's limited ISO (though still great for my needs) works better for me since I am learning more how to properly expose my shots using aperture and shutter speed, and getting sharper images without any noise. By the way I sold my kit lens and the 55-300VR and got a Tokina 11-16 for a great price, I just couldn't resist cause I always wanted to get those amazing sunset shots lol. I know some might argue that it's too advanced for me, and it is, but why not learn how to use it. It's an amazing lens but has a steep learning curve and composition has a whole new meaning with this beast. Here's a couple of shots at my campus. I know the pictures have many flaws but that's my first night with it!
JL, thanks. I am seriously thinking about the grip but I am still undecided. I like how the D300 feels and I am scared that it's going to be too heavy with grip. Dont you think?