Budgeting for 7-14mm f2.8 lens

If I am serious in getting the Pro lens from Olympus, the 7-14mm f2.8, it will seriously throw a curveball at this year’s budget of expenditure and potentially threaten my savings target for 2019 that I have created as part of my New Year’s Resolution. All the holiday destinations I have planned has already strained my budget. I will have to seriously and carefully consider whether to get the lens or not. And there are rumours of a new OM-D EM5 Mark III camera coming out sometime in 2019. That is another issue I have to deal with for another time.

But for now, let’s just focus on this lens. How much of a benefit will I get in terms of getting the type of images I desire from my photography shoots? I can’t say for sure, only when I get back from my New York trip and possibly my Morocco trip. Which means to say, that I will have to ask my friend who owns this lens to borrow from him again for my Morocco trip. Which also means, I technically do not have to worry about getting this lens for the time being, at least not till after the month of May. After which, when I come back and analyse all the shots I have taken, edit them on Lightroom, will I make a choice to see if it is worth making the investment in the new lens.

So in other words, I don’t have to make the decision now. I can pretend that I own this lens, reducing the impulse in getting one for myself. I can be rational about making the decision. I have time to sit on it before needlessly plunging into the purchase in which I might regret in the future. Meanwhile, I can also re-evaluate whether or not I have the budget to get a new piece of glass for my camera. Maybe by then the new camera body would have been announced, and I could get a sweet deal of getting the body and the Pro lens of my choice.

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