I am looking at getting my first dslr, would call myself a total noob, have been looking at the D5100 with the 18-55mm VR Lens, would love opinions if this is a good starting point.
At the moment I would like to try out landscapes, night photography and low light stuff and long exposures... I know that a lower light lens will be needed down the track but as a starter would this be adequate to learn on? I have looked at some of the Nikon lens which are 50mm and 35mm F1.8? prime lens? which seem very cheap compared to what I have seen some photographers who are using the Tokina 11-17mm at f2.8. Well thats the assumption at this point...
I know I have a huge learning curve ahead, was tempted to spend a few hundred on second hand gear on ebay thats probably 8 years old but for a bit more this seems like a better option
Thanks in advance for any advice