Help with trimming my MFT kit

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Help with trimming my MFT kit
Jan 28, 2014

I'm a previous owner of a Panasonic GF2. Now, my main and only camera is a Panasonic GX7.

The following are MFT lenses I have accumulated over the years, which I need to trim down as it is not possible to take everything with me while travel. Listed in the order that I got them.

  • Panasonic 14mm F2.5
  • Panasonic Leica 25mm F1.4
  • Panasonic 45-150mm F4-5.6
  • Olympus  9-18mm F4.0-5.6
  • Panasonic 14-140mm F3.5-5.6
  • Olympus 45mm F1.8

The ones I know I want to keep for sure are the last 3. (Oly 9-18 for wide landscape, Pana 14-140 for a single-lens walkaround, and Oly 45mm for portrait and my 3-year-old daughter, mostly indoor)

  • The pana 25mm F1.4 had served me really well, mainly for indoor shots and for my daughter. But I find myself reaching for the Oly 45mm more and more, as I am allowed to be at a farther distance from her and capture a more 'natural' shots as result.
  • The Pana 45-150 is completely replaced by the new 14-140.
  • The Pana 14mm is the only pancake, so it might be useful sometimes. (But that never really happened in the past few months)

Should I sell all 3? Keep the 25mm?

On my wish list are

  • Olympus 12mm f2 for a fast, wide lens. But the focal length and aperture are not that different from Pana 14mm, so I am hesitant.
  • Olympus 75mm f1.8 - For the amazingly sharp pictures. But I need to make sure I am comfortable with the focal length.

Or should I go for one of those f2.8 primes? The reason I have not are their prices and weight.


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