I was better to get one primary lense ie the 105 and body rather than a kit,
The Nikon 105 2.8 VR is a beautiful lens - very sharp and both a great macro lens and a very good portrait lens. However, as great as this lens is - I do think one lens of this length on a crop sensor may be a little limiting - (particularly considering the cost of the 105 which is about a grand) if it will be your only lens for a while. A 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 would be a good first lens and one you would keep forever. However, dont let me put you off buying good glass. You will upgrade your camera over the years - but if you buy something like the 105 you will have it forever even if you go full frame one day.
There are also plenty of photography sites around that have lots of links to tutorials etc on focal lengths, exposure triangle etc.http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/132
But staring out I would recommend a book like Bryan Peterson - "Understanding Exposure" and his "Photography Field Guide".
Edited by ILBB, 22 December 2012 - 08:41 AM.