I'm leaving my Nikon gear at home for an upcoming beach trip and plan on taking my E-PM1 as my only camera for an upcoming trip to the beach. Right now I only have the 14-42mkii, the VF3, and a M43-Nikkor F adapter which I might bring my 55/3.5 Macro since it's fairly small. I'm considering one of three options: #1 Renting a lens I would probably never buy for myself specifically for this trip. Meaning more expensive models like the 12-35/2.8 or the 12/2.0 or 25/1.8. Since I'm losing at least two stops of sensor performance from my E-PM1 to my Nikon I wouldn't mind gaining a little of that back with a faster lens. I like the idea of the versatility of the 12-35/2.8 but I'm worried that the 12-35 wouldn't balance too well on the small E-PM1. It's slightly bigger and heavier than my 55 Micro Nikkor and that already makes the E-PM1 feel slightly out of balance. #2 Picking up a sub $200 lens. $200 is a hard ceiling that I won't go over so that 20/1.7 is just outside of that. I've seen several used 17/2.8's go for less than $150. 14/2.5's can be had for less then $200 with regularity. The Sigmas could be had for that. I don't see myself using a telephoto so I haven't really looked at the sun $200 telephotos, I rarely use my 80-200/2.8 Nikkor as it is. I could pick up a 12-50 for right at $200 from a friend. That would give me a little extra width and a little extra zoom and macro all in one. #3 Just save my money cause the 14-42MKII is a great little kit lens and I won't need any extra light gathering ability on the beach. I think I have several options I would be happy really with any of them. Just looking for some second opinions to help me make my decision.