QUOTE (MammaBee81 @ 20/12/2012, 04:21 PM)
I would take it to a camera store and ask them if they have a suggestion. There may be a problem with the connection junction.
An 18-55 mm is a macro lens. Usually you would use that for shooting very small things (eg small bugs) so that you can blow it up in much better detail.
For "everyday shooting" (such as portraits or landscapes), your 70-300 mm should be better as you can get closer to your subject (if you tried to shoot a portrait with an 18-55 mm you would have to stand much further away from your subject than with your zoom lens. This would make it more difficult to light your subject if you are doing flash photography).
Again, it depends on what you want to shoot.
Sorry - I think you have this backwards