GX9: what should be my next lens?

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kopi90 New Member • Posts: 12
GX9: what should be my next lens?

Hi there,

I bought about 6 months ago Panasonic GX9 with the kit lens 12-32mm. Shortly after, I accompanied this zoom kit with tele 45-150mm also from Panasonic. The current state of m43 is a bit uncertain and I don't feel very comfortable spending a lot of money on pro lenses. However, I still feel I can get improved image quality by choosing some decent lens on budget.

I shoot mainly nature, landscape, travel and with the tele I tried a bit of wildlife (deers, birds) but its not easy and reach is also a bit limiting.

I would like to try bokeh in nature, maybe some street photography and more travelling once the lockdown is over.

o12-40 f2.8 -> $1k, much more than I invested in m43
p12-32 f2.8 -> same story ^
o12-45 f24 -> more reasonable price, better reach, but f4 is not ideal bokeh lens
p12-60 f3.5-f.5.6 -> not sure if I would get a better IQ compared to 12-32mm
pl12-60 f2.8 - f4.0 -> quite expensive, not fixed aperture

p25 f1.7 -> never had a prime lens, so worried about not having some flexibility
p20 f1.7 -> more expensive than 25mm, slower AF, but better IQ than 25?

What lens would you recommend? I don't have any specific budget, depends on how good the lens would be. What would be comparable to Fuji XF 18-55mm f2.8-4? That looks like a nice lens.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9
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