Hi Guys and Gals:
I'm new here and a recent Canon convert. Had my XSi and lenses stolen from my car, so purchased a D5100 with the 18 to 55 lens and the 55 to 200 zoom. Purchased Refurbed from Cameta, and I must say I'm pretty pleased with the value and the photos it takes. A big improvement over my XSi. Only disappointments are the build quality is a little "cheaper", and there's no Nikon battery grip. Found third party grips but they all use a goofy external cord.
I've been taking photos since High School in the 70s, starting with a Canon A1 (cost me $800 in 1979 or so)! Had my own darkroom. Thought I might do it for a living, but reality took me into Television production and then the IT world.
What other lenses would you folks recommend for all around use. I'm scoping the 35mm DX lens for Portrait shots and low light. The Speedlite 700 flash. What else should be in my economy arsenal?