Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Olympus M Zuiko 14-42mm EZ Pancake f/3.5-5.6

Everyone tells you if you buy a DSLM and just use the kit lens you better just buy a hight quality compact camera instead. I have to tell that the pancake kit lens was the reason for me why I decided to go with a DSLM instead of a compact camera. I was always scared of the weight and size, especially as a try in many ways to follow a minimalistic lifestyle. The Olympus M Zuiko 14-42mm EZ Pancake is for sure an entry lens, but the results are very convincing, the zoom is for every day life sufficient, and the automatic closing / opening cap that can be acquired additionally makes it as fast as a point-and-shoot camera.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R

Similar as the 14-42mm, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R​ belongs to the category entry zoom lens. Similar as with the kit lens this is a very good build for that price. Reflecting now, I think my final decision to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II​ goes back to the high quality of the entry lenses. A person who just starts does not want to throw the lens immediately away and get a better one, but actually wants to use it. Cameras and lenses are expensive, the combination of the 14-42mm kit lens and the 40-150mm zoom lens was the perfect starting-combo. Even though I purchased other lenses, I still use them all the time.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8

It might sound funny for a professional photographer but by getting the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 I felt for the first time that I can shoot photos like a photographer. The incredible smooth bokeh effect simply creates wonderful photos. Although it is known as a portrait lens I use it also for other shootings, as it allows me to play around with the fast aperture and the depth of field.

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7

The last member of the family is no more an Olympus lens. For mirror-less cameras in MFT (micro four third) format there are two fantastic manufacturer: Olympus and Panasonic. Both of them produce top lenses and are easily interchangeable. I chose the Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 over an equivalent Olympus simply as I wanted to learn about their build quality and because of their great affordability. It's a prime lens, incredible fast for that price, and allows me to shot higher quality images and learn more about photography. As Olympus and Panasonic offer such a high amount of different lenses it is quite tempting to get more and more. However, everything must be carried around, and that's for me the maximum for now.