A Two-Lens kit for Travel Photography

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A Two-Lens kit for Travel Photography

I'm going to put in an order soon for a shiny new OM-D E-M5, just in time for a few weeks I'll be spending abroad later this month.

I haven't had much time to shoot with m4/3 and need some good advice on picking a couple of lenses for my new m4/3 kit. Originally I had my eyes set on 20mm f/1.7 along with another fast prime (maybe 45mm f/1.8?). I'm sure the 20mm is stellar IQ-wise, but when I tried the 20mm 1.7 at B&H it felt sluggish AF-wise and I'd rather have something a bit faster (B&H did not have a 45mm to test when I visited).

What I'm looking to shoot while traveling:

  • Street portraits / low-light portraits

  • Landscapes / cityscapes

I've given some serious thought to the 12mm f/2, 7-14mm f/4, 25mm f/1.4 and 45mm f/1.8 but am open to other suggestions as I haven't purchased anything yet for the system. Looking for two lenses with near-instant AF, w/ at least one wide-aperture prime for those low-light street portraits. What two lenses would you choose?

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