#10. "RE: Nikon d5100 - beginner lens question" In response to In response to 0 Tue 12-Jun-12 04:54 PM by rgsindc
I bought a Nikon 35mm prime 1.8 (52.5mm considering "crop factor"....thus "nifty fifty") for portrait and low light work and a Tamron 18-270MM as my "walk around" lens. The latter provides reasonable wide angle and telephoto for landscapes or birding, respectively and I have been pleased with the price/weight/photo quality.
This set covers most situations for an amateur, I have found