How would you spend $850?

Started Dec 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Some ideas.
In reply to enricco palazzo, Dec 19, 2012

$850, including the E-PL5, leaves you $250. I would have two options: the PL14 or the 40-150.

One gives you a fast wide angle but in a focal length already available to you with the kit, the other gives you a decent zoom in a focal range that gives you telephoto.

The kit lens and the 40-150 aren't underwhelming; they are, in fact, very good lenses given that they are kit lenses. The 14-42 is actually a nice little lens that is very compact when stowed. The 40-150 is a great little telephoto and with IBIS and the Sony sensor in the E-PL5 you will not have a major issue with low light -- you will only be compromising on the depth of field limitations due to the slow glass.

Now if you are saying $850 on top of the E-PL5, then you have options:

1. 9-18 and 40-150: complete focal range domination.

Those were my first two expansions to the E-PL2 and with a focal range of 9 through 150 I was very well kitted out for vacation. This gives you versatility in a very small package at $900 MSRP (pretty sure you can find a few discounts to get it below your budget).

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