I would like to build up two lens kits for an A7 II I recently purchased. Each kit would ideally consist of three, maybe four lenses. Like many newcomers to the E-mount ecosystem I am looking for recommendations from seasoned users. I am a long time Pentax K-mount user and I'm also a fan of u4/3.
The first kit would be my kit of primes. I would use ths kit for walk-arounds, landscapes, portraits, and street photography. There would be a wide, a normal, and a telephoto focal length. I don't need super fast f/0.5 monsters that are bigger than soup kettles. I value center sharpness, "nice" bokeh, and focus accuracy over focusing speed and subject tracking. Edge and border sharpness is desired but I understand it will never be as good as center sharpness. As an example, my Pentax K-mounts equivilants are the three FA Limited lenses which have focal lengths of 31mm, 43mm, and 77mm.
The second kit would be my kit of zooms. This is what I would take to airshows and school events for my kids where I need fast focusing and excellent subject tracking. I'm willing to give up a little lens resolution and my "nice" bokeh. My Pentax K-mount equivalents are a 24-70mm f/2.8, a 70-200mm f/2.8, and 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6. These are wonderful lenses but the AF system in Pentax bodies is a huge handicap. I don't need low light monsters so f/2.8 is not a necessity - unless the faster aperture improves focus speed.
Unfortunately, I don't have access to a bottomless bag of money but I have no problem saving up over time and building up the kits. It took me several years to build up my K-mount kits. So, I would like to leave my budget open for now.
(P. S. I purchased my A7 II this past summer from Adorama's Used Equipment department to use with my manual focus lenses. The body has worked out great for me and I am encouraged by this positive experience to explore the E-mount ecosystem.)