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Thinking of buying a 7-14 & 35-100

Hello all,

I have for a few months been considering the purchase of both the Olympus 7-14 F4 & 35-100 F2 4/3 optics for use with my two E5 bodies. I know that ultimately only I can make the decision but I will be grateful for any thoughts you may have.

So, if like me you currently owned a 12-60 SWD / 50-200 SWD / 150 F2 / 25 F1.4 Pana/Leica / EX25 + 1.4 & 2x convertors would you ........

a) Sell both the 12-60 & 50-200 and replace them with the 7-14 & 35-100 to
end up with a system comprising of:-
7-14 F4
25 F1.4
35-100 F2
150 F2
EX25 & Convertors

or

b) Keep the 12-60 & 50-200, SELL the 150 F2 and just buy the 7-14 thus
ending up with a system comprising of :-
7-14 F4
12-60 SWD
50-200 SWD
25 F1.4
EX25 & Convertors

or

c) SELL the 12-60 & 150 F2, buy the 7-14 only thus ending up with a
system comprising of:-
7-14 F4
25 F1.4
50-200 SWD
EX25 & Convertors

There are several "pros & cons" to all the above, the reason I am "leaning" towards (a) is because I like the option of fast apertures and shallow DOF but of course this "benefit" needs to be weighed up against the "drawback" of extra bulk, weight and cash outlay. So what would be your prfered choice and why ?

In advance, thank you for your thoughts

Kind regards Simon
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