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.
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.
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.
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.