I guess I asked the wrong question. What is it that your kit lens does not do that you need to do? (I'm presuming you have the 18-55, is that correct? Some folks seem to have the 18-105 instead, which is quite a difference.)
To a first approximation, even the 18-55 does a pretty good job of landscaping and family pictures.
_____ Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
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