Additional gear for my G5 single lens kit, $500 budget

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Serious Sam
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Additional gear for my G5 single lens kit, $500 budget
Jul 1, 2013

Hi all looking for some suggestion here.

Got my G5 for about two weeks now, everything so far so good. The obvious problem I find is the kit lens is only so so, I often don't get enough light in low light situation even at F3.5 with iSO at 1600, and the on broad flash is not really useful. Also seems the 14-42 is a bit short, especially I want to play with more background blur.

As I am new to photography, I don’t want to spend too much money on the first run and I am willing to invest a bit more on the existing kit to make the G5 more versatile and my budget is about US$500

So far I have my eyes on the Lumix 45-150 3.5-5.6 lens and either a Olympus or Metz TTL Flaash.

Do you guys think this is a wise purchase plan?? Is there something more worthwhile or more important that you guys think I should spend my money on??

A side question, those who has brought the F2.8 12-35 or 35-100, are they worth the money??

Thanks in adv.

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