That is the wise approach, Lyndee! That is what I did last year -- I knew what my priorities were -- macro lenses -- and I chose those, and initially had planned on a general-purpose 24-105mm lens as well, but then the amazing 135mm f/1.8 kept singing its siren song to me, and while I was standing there in the store, that got louder and louder -- I suddenly said, "actually, I want the 135mm f/1.8 and will hold off on the 24-105mm for another time!" Boom! Brought home my three lenses, happy as a clam. I figured that as time went on, as I was using the camera, occasions would pop up when I'd be shooting and thinking, "I really could use a [fill in the blank] lens for this!" or, "Darn, I'd love to shoot that but none of my lenses are really suited to that type of scene or shot." Sure enough, one day I was standing out on the deck shooting the geese with my bridge camera that has the 1" sensor and the 600mm (35mm equiv) lens on it, and kept thinking, "I think I need to get a long zoom now to use on my A7R IV." A couple days later I made another trip to the store..... On other occasions I had a particular need (or desire) for a particular focal length or aperture and that would spur me to purchase the lens that had the specs. I've found this to be a good way of developing my collection rather than just buying this lens or that lens because it was the newest thing out on the market or because I saw a review of it or someone else's fantastic photos using one..... Interestingly enough, I have yet to buy that 24-105mm all-purpose lens!! LOL!I had planned to go full tilt and get all the lenses at once, but then decided to add gear as needed. And I tell you, I cannot wait to get back on the road again!
Read the manual AND buy Thom Hogan's Guide!!! Also check online and see if anyone else has also written a manual or created a useful video or two demonstrating specific functions and features.Don't read the manual. Instead, buy Thom Hogan's Guide.