Moving to M4/3 sometime this year and need some answers PLEASE

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One_Oldman_4U Senior Member • Posts: 1,315
Moving to M4/3 sometime this year and need some answers PLEASE

I decided to move to M4/3 sometime this year coming from Nikon V1 + 2 kit lenses (10-30 and 30-110). Choose M4/3 because of size like the V1. I already have enough budget to get me started (about $2.5K US) Here are the items I'm looking for:

Body: I’m not much into video so not really a big deal. Has to have a EVF

  • Oly EM-5 II ($999.00)
  • Pen-F ($1199.00)
  • Pany GX8 ($998.00).
  • Also considering a used EM-1

Lenses: I would like to start with at least 2-3 lenses, a fix wide or normal for indoor and low light shooting and a good all-around zoom lens.

  • Oly 17/1.8 ($449.00) vs Pany 15/1.7 ($548.00)
  • Oly 25/1.8 ($349.00) vs Pany 25/1.4 ($579.00)
  • Oly 14-150/4.5.56 II ($599.00) vs Pany 14-140 II/3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS ($498.00)
  • Also, is the Oly 12-40/2.8 PRO ($999.00) and/or Pany 12-35/2.8 ($680.00) be bright enough and good enough that it can replace the two primes above?

My style of shooting is really "nothing" (I just like to take photos) but I like to take landscape, close up (but not macro), street (mostly scenic and not particularly people) and family and friends events (indoors and outdoors pets included).

If you are to start with M/43, considering the above choices, which one will you choose? If none from the above list, what do you suggest/recommend.The Pany prime lenses are a bit more but are they worth the extra cost?

Is it better to stay with Oly body and lenses as is with Pany? Or mixing and matching to maximize flexibility?

Advance Thank You to all.

 One_Oldman_4U's gear list:One_Oldman_4U's gear list
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6
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