I have both of these lenses.

That's a good deal on the 50mm. You might find a better lens, but not at that price. Regardless of whatever else is out there, it's still a very good lens, and does get a lot of respect.

The zoom is another story. It's probably the worse zoom Nikkor ever made. It will flare fast, and it's soft. It's good for older skin, where it's softness seems more a bonus.