Panasonic GX7 - Which kit lens to chose?

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  1. bowcreek

    bowcreek TPF Noob!

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    Guys - Please bear in mind I am a novice/beginner and growing from Point and Shoot and working to get the kit sorted quickly to start with.

    2 options to chose from !


    1. G 20mm F1.7 II - Prime Lens - Highly recommended - Usually expensive kit option - Also Expensive than the option 2 if you buy separate (GBP 225 Approx) - Cost of Kit = GBP680
    2. G VARIO 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II - Most commonly offered Kit lens. Cheaper to buy separate compare to option 1.(GBP 100) - Cost of Kit = GBP750

    On just one one website I have managed to find the price of option 1 kit cheaper than the option 2.


    So the question is selecting one of the 2 options:

    1. Buy above option 1 kit only for GBP 680
    2. Buy above option 2 kit only for GBP750
    3. Buy option 1 kit and G VARIO 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II lens for GBP 780

    Please could you help.



    Regards


     
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    JOEFLY TPF Noob!

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    I have the 14, 2.5 and use it as a pocket carry on my GF3. I also have the 14-45 and the 45-200. and close up rings.
    This makes a very nice kit and covers almost any need. If I could only have one I would take the pancake for its pocket ability and low light use.
    I Canon 5D2 for my main camera and the GF3 is for portability. I think the GX7 would be a wonderful choice with what ever lens you chose.
     
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    Bowcreek - if you can buy the GX7 with the 20mm f1.7 lens for £680 from a reputable dealer, you should jump on it

    And if you buy a new 14-42mm kit lens for a little more £70 on eBay, for a total of £750, you essentially get the 20mm for free :)

    Hope that's helpful and good luck with your new camera!

    Bill
     

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