I bought the a DSLR kit that included a 55-300mm lens on top of the 18-55 kit lens. However, after half a year of usage, I've rarely used the 55-300mm. Firstly, it was too bulky and heavy for me to bring it out all the time. Secondly, I felt that the 18-55mm lens covered most of what I needed.
Could anyone enlighten me on the usefulness of a 55-300? From my noob understand it's good for shooting birds, animals, people at long distances. Is there any other situation where I would want to zoom?