The 9-18mm is a great lens. Very compact. The 60 macro is a good option if you plan to do macro photography.I'm returning the M10-II with a defective EVF sensor and going to get the M5-II with the 14-150 lens. I've got a 12f2 coming from KEH from their 20% off sale. In for a penny, in for a pound, even if I'm not British. So I'm debating what other lenses would complement these two and make a nice collection. My suspect list in no particular order includes:
9-18 zoom for things like the car show etc. when it's going to be a lot of close shots in tight spaces
60 macro for when you want to play really close up with a big image
17f1.8 when you want an all around lens that's also fairly fast
14-42R for lightweight all around and because I've got a high quality Hoya UV and lens hood for it
75-300 because sometimes you want to really reach out
So if you had the two lenses mentioned and PRO lenses are out of the budget and also beyond my shooting level, what lenses would you want next in what order?
This is a great point - if 150mm isn't long enough you can find plenty of 200mm f/4 lenses for cheap, add adapter and test. My Pentax-M is an excellent performer and I paid under $30 for it.To throw a wrench into the works… how wedded are you to automatic focus?
I get a kick out of using old film camera lenses via adapters. That can be an inexpensive way to "try out" a focal length before spending big bucks on a modern native autofocus lens.
Yea, the well-regarded Olympus OM Zuiko 200mm ƒ/4 can be had for less than the cost of the OM —> µ4/3rds adapter, if you shop carefully!you can find plenty of 200mm f/4 lenses for cheap