"I recommend the 50mm 1.8 nikkor, but any prime will make you much happier than what you get included. "A 50mm prime would be a nice companion to the standard kit lens, but it would be terribly frustrating to have on its own. The field of view of a 50mm lens on a crop sensor is far too narrow for a lot of situations, so a wider lens is still necessary.
" @Jayross: Good choice :3 However, the most important factor is what does your friends/family use? If you know someone with a canon, get a canon. You might be able to burrow some lenses, or steal techniques and knowledge from them. They might even offer to sell you some of their older equipment. I got a nikon, my brother's got a canon, and that kind of sucks. EDIT: My tip, screw the kit lens, and get a proper one. I recommend the 50mm 1.8 nikkor, but any prime will make you much happier than what you get included. "I hear that. My household is Canon way back to the 70s / 80s so I went in that direction when I was a big boy. Now I find out that my Uncle, whom is a professional photographer for, has about $50,000-60,000 in Nikon gear.