Hi folks! I've been thinking a bit lately and I have now a lot of doubts. The first reason to go to micro four thirds is weight. We don't have to carry 10 pounds of equipment. So you go out hiking. -Want birds: get the long telezooms -Want landscape: there are great wideangles -All at once: 14-150mm or 14-140mm, and perhaps close up lens or extension tubes. -Long exposures: there are some nice lightweight tripod, even gorillapod could work. So I would say that a good versatile and little hiking or backpacking setup would be a m.zuiko 12-50mm and m.zuiko 75-300. If you have time to change lenses, if you must do all at once that would be the 14-150mm or 14-150mm... There are the Panasonic lenses like 100-300mm but we are trying to get the lighter things. But now the problems begin. -If you have a Panasonic body, you don't have IS if you carry the mzuiko lenses. Ok, just shoot faster or with a tripod. -If you have an Olympus body, you have all with IS. But if you have no integrated flash... you either put a viewfinder or a flash. -Or even if you have a Panasonic body with integrated viewfinder and flash, you need a stronger light... What now? Should I chose Panasonic sacrificing the IS because I will still use mzuiko lenses? Should I stick to Olympus because same brand should work better together? How do I solve my light problem? I don't know if there are external flashes...and lightweight... and cheap... that would be used on and off the camera when I want also the viewfinder... for example: to photograph a butterfly. I know the omd em5 would solve that problem, but my budget can't go for that at the moment. Perhaps the Panasonics can solve that if I forget stabilization. But here comes another doubt (my last, for the moment). Do the provided olympus flash reach enough for little wildlife? Are there any lightweight flashes that could be used on pens with the viewfinder? Should I use that flash for macros, or another closer to the lens? I guess I need a micro four thirds macro and lighting course... Any help is really welcome, thank you for reading so far.