Should You Buy a Kit Lens? lenses are bad and should be avoided at all costs. . . or do they represent a perfectly decent option for beginners to DSLRS and ILCs? I lay out several reasons why I think most beginners should pick up a kit lens with their DSLR. Additional Reading/Viewing:Recommended lenses for Nikon including the 35mm f/1.8 50mm f/1.8 STM Video Review 24mm and other Prime Lenses