I thought I’d share how much it cost to buy the Panasonic GX9 and a three prime lens kit.
The first purchased was the Panasonic GX9 from Jessops for £499 with the Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II Lumix G VARIO ASPH Mega O.I.S as a kit. This lens immediately was put onto EBay for £70 and sold in 24 hours. After fees and postage my GX9 cost me £445.
Three Prime Lens Kit the Panasonic 15, 25 and 42.5
Second purchase was the Panasonic 15mm f1.7 Leica DG Summilux ASPH (second hand) from WEX in Norwich for £325. The lens was marked with a condition of 9+. I purchase a lot of secondhand kit when I can. My advice, stick the the kit that is marked as 9+ only. It come with a 12 month warranty from WEX and the lens looks and feel brand new. It was pristine. That was a saving of £124 on the new list price.
Third purchase, again from WEX was the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 LUMIX G ASPH Power OIS. Again marked as 9+. It was £216. Once again, it was pristine.
Lastly, the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 LUMIX G ASPH is such a cheap lens, I bought a new one for £148.00.
Total cost £1134.
Not an insignificant sum but in relation to other camera systems it’s peanuts. I’ve three prime lenses that can all be used wide open at f1.7. Best of all, there’s no weight to this kit to speak of and I don’t look like a photographer when using the camera.
You could easily shoot a whole wedding with these three lenses.
All information regarding the costs of each item is correct as of the 6th March 2019.