Hi everyone! I've been reading quite a few threads here the past few weeks to get acquainted with the micro four thirds system and I've learned so much! You are all so helpful! This will be my first foray into the non-P&S camera world, so as you can imagine, I could use a lot of advice So a little bit about myself: I'm planning on traveling for a 3-4 months next year before starting grad school, and since I'm pretty new to photography, I thought I'd get a head start in learning and practicing before leaving. I'll be going for the EM10 in terms of the body, but while I know I want a compact setup that's compatible with student-budget backpacking (i.e. cheap hostels, all luggage with me at all times, etc), I'm completely torn on how to approach the lenses. I'm taking a gap year and living/working in Seoul at the moment, which means while I'm on a budget, it seems most lenses are more affordable here. Based on what I've read so far, I've narrowed down my choices to these: 14-42mm EZ ($200 -- same price whether in kit or not) 12-32mm ($225) 17/1.8 ($350) 25/1.8 ($375) 45/1.8 ($250) My budget is around $1000, and given the EM10 goes for $520 here, I have room to buy two lenses. So here are the options I've thought through: 1. Compact zoom + 45/1.8 since the longer focal length isn't included in the zoom range. 2. Compact zoom + 17/1.8 since the "normal" lens will be more useful in every day shooting and to practice with. 3. Body + two primes (most likely 17/1.8 and 45/1.8) since I'll probably want to transition to a set of primes in the future anyways. 4. Other suggestions?? So the question is, which option, and if option #1 or #2, which compact zoom? The reason I've included the 17/1.8 over the 25/1.8 in the options above is that I'm guessing a slightly wider lens will be more useful when traveling and it feels like I'm getting a better "deal" with the 17/1.8 because of the discount compared to US prices. I'd love to hear arguments for the 25/1.8 or other lenses (maybe something wider than the 17? The 14/2.5 goes for $185 here), however! Something I've noticed is that I rarely zoom -- not when I had a P&S, when I'm snapping pictures with my phone, or when I was borrowing a friend's NEX6 with the kit zoom -- including when I've travelled in the past. I'm not sure if it's just laziness or if I'm more comfortable with wider angles, but if I can't get the "image" that's in my mind's eye with the default FOV, I just move on. Since I'm new to all this, I'm curious whether learning to use zoom is an important skill. If it is, I'll obviously opt for options #1 or #2, but if it's not, I'm leaning towards option #3. I'm also curious whether people have a preference for one of the zooms over the other. I'm torn between getting the EZ to stay consistent brand-wise vs going for the extra 2mm. Any arguments for either? Thanks so much! PS. Since I have a bit of time before I really "need" a complete setup, should I wait until next year for the new Olympus body? I'm guessing it will lead to some discounts on the current bodies, and if the new model is something like an EM10 with weather-sealing, I might consider that instead. Is this worth it or should I just get out there and start shooting?