I just got myself a d5100 for Christmas, with the 18-55 lens. I lso have a 35mm 1.8 prime lens an I am having a great time with it. Good beginner, and one to grow into. A tripod, flash, and either a 55-200 or 55-300 are on my wishlist right now. You may want to consider a filter for the lenses to keep dust off.