ObiDamnKenobi wrote in post #17708635
Just got my GX7 from adorama's used department for $450. Paired it with a 20 f1.7. So far I'm loving it! Intended to keep my 7D for longer lenses, and the gx7 for travel/walking around camera. With wife and kid walking around cities, going to the beach/camping etc.
I'm new to 4/3. What are lens recommendations for such use? I like the 20 mm, but thinking a zoom might be nice for convenience. For example recently was in Munich and the 7D with 17-50 2.8 felt cumbersome. Would the oly kit lens (14-42mm f3.5-5.6 I think) be a good choice? I'm wondering how much I'd miss f2.8.. The pancake lenses are attractive to keep the kit small. I feel putting a 2.8 there defeats the purpose of getting this camera..
The PL25 is a great lens if you need/use the 50mm focal length, though a bit expensive. The Olympus 25mm is almost as good and a bit cheaper. If you want to get a 'normal' 35mm FL, then the Olympus 17mm f1.8 is great. Since the GX7 has IBIS, don't discount the olympus lenses.
I personally use a PL15 (somewhat wide angle), PL25 and Panasonic 42.5/1.7 (portraits) for my primes and a 12-32 kit lens for the 12mm wide angle.