>I recently bought my D5100 and it came with the stock 18-55mm >lens. I thought I'd want to get a *better* lens, but after >checking it out, I was very impressed with the 18-55mm. I am >an amateur who has been tinkering with photography for the >better part of the last 40 years. I am not an expert, but I >know what I like. The combination of the 18-55mm with the >D5100 allows me to take a wide range of pictures indoors and >outside that are clear and sharp. I was going to replace it >with a 35mm fixed lens, but I personally could not tell any >significant difference between the two lenses.