Excited to move to M4/3! Please help me build my kit. Lens suggestions please.

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pertgate01 Junior Member • Posts: 42
Excited to move to M4/3! Please help me build my kit. Lens suggestions please.

I have not been in photography too long. A little over a year now, but my cameras have changed whenever my tastes in photography subjects have changed.

I have gone from APSC DSLR to Micro Four thirds to Full frame DSLR to Fuji XE-1 and I have finally decided to settle back to Micro four thirds(and stop visiting sites like DPReview which only fuel my GAS, and taking more pictures). During my use of many different types of cameras, I realized that Micro four thirds was the only system that inspired me to go out there and take pictures.

I now know that my interests lie in urban/street shooting. The FUJ X-E1 still captivates me with its super clean ISO 3200 and 6400 shots and beautiful looks but I decided to give up on it because of the AF speeds. Upon recently handling the OM-D, I feel that it is more fit for my needs with its quick AF speed, articulating screen, and touch-to-focus mechanism.

So now I need help with my lens lineup. My maximum spending limit is around $2200--that is around $1200 on lenses after the purchase of the OM-D. Thankfully, there is a $150 rebate on Olympus lenses to help me out. So here are my options:

Option 1:
Panasonic 25mm f1.4--$500
Olympus 75mm f1.8--$900 minus 150= $750

Option 2:
Olympus 17mm f1.8--$500
Olympus 45mm f1.8--$400 minus 150=$250
Olympus 60mm f1.8--$500 minus 150=$350
Total= $1100

Option 3:
Olympus 45mm f1.8--$400 minus 150= $250
Olympus 75mm f1.8--$900 minus 150= $750
Used Panasonic 14mm f2.5= around $150 to $200
Total= $1200

I rarely shoot in the 20~28mm range. I don't have the guts to get that close to my subjects. I prefer shooting in either the 50mm or 85mm equivalent about equally. I am most intrigued by option 3 but it will mean I will be going without a normal lens. I suppose I would be using the 14mm as my normal/general purpose lens although I don't know how well that would work.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know. I have never used the 150mm equivalent (75mm) before but at the moment, it is the one lens that I really want to try to create shots like this :

Fujifilm X-E1
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