So I am very new to photography (other than with a cell phone camera) and I'm overwhelmed with all the info out there, especially considering lenses. While looking at different lenses I noticed FX and DX. What are the main differences? Is one lens type better for certain situations and/or cameras? What basic lenses should every photographer have? I have the kit lens currently (DX AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G). What does it all mean?
I am enrolled in a photography program at my local college beginning next month but would like to start learning now!