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Good evening!

Hello all

I'm a long time Canon user, who has not been using his camera much at all for the last few years. Since having children, I've not been keen on lugging the kit around, as well as carrying various scooters, bikes and often the kids themselves.

Essentially I needed a lighter kit and feel like I have missed out by not having my DSLR with me, so I'm hoping the lighter, smaller kit will help.

I just purchased a second hand OM-D EM5 MK2 and am now weighing up which lenses to get.

Looking forward to using the forum.

Thanks

Al
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Re: Good evening!

Welcome to the forum Al.
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Re: Good evening!

Welcome Al,

Ref lenses, kinda depends on what your poison is re subjects, and of course how deep is the pocket.

12-42 standard lens works well for general photos, and is not expensive. 40-150mm s good to reach out a bit, as is the 75-300mm if you wants birds in trees etc. The standard versions of these are economical as well.

But you know what you want from your Canon days I guess..........

Look forward to seeing your photos............

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Re: Good evening!

Kids today have it easy, my ones had to carry my 80-200, 400 & 600.

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Re: Good evening!

Welcome to the forum and Olympus. There are lots of lenses to choose from. All depends on your budget and subjects of choice. For me I use a Panasonic 14-140 most of the time as I'm lazy and don't bother to change lenses. I have a 17mm f1.8 for inside shots museums etc. and a 40-150 f2.8 plus x1.4 for better quality telephoto stuff. I keep wondering about the 12-42 and now maybe the 12-100 as IQ improvements over the 14-150 but I'm just not sure how much there would be and I would certainly miss the convenience of the long zoom range. Anyway hope this helps.
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Re: Good evening!

A warm welcome Al.
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Re: Good evening!

Thanks everyone.

I ended up going for the 25mm 1.4 Panasonic \ Leica and the 60mm Oly Macro. Hopefully get them tomorrow!
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Re: Good evening!

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Thanks everyone.

I ended up going for the 25mm 1.4 Panasonic \ Leica and the 60mm Oly Macro. Hopefully get them tomorrow!
I hope you enjoy them Al
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