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The long-awaited 16-80mm f/4 seems to be ready
(12-17-2019, 11:27 AM)Brightcolours Wrote:
(12-17-2019, 08:13 AM)thxbb12 Wrote: I agree.
For a general lens for travel, I'm more and more thinking about these 3 options:
1) Panasonic/Olympus body with Olympus 12-100 f4
2) Panasonic/Olympus body with Panasonic 12-60 f2.8-4
3) Sony A7 II (can be had for cheap) or III (if cost is no issue) with Sony 24-105 f4

Sony FE is starting to be very compelling IMO.
Combine the zoom above and a Samyang 18mm f2.8 for UWA, a Samyang 45 f1.8 as a standard fast prime and a Sony 85 f1.8 for portrait, and you have a pretty complete setup (except for long reach) that's very hard to beat in term of versatility, IQ, compactness (overall package volume similar to Fuji for instance), and cost.

A friend of mine is letting me borrow his A7 III. I'll test it for a couple of days to see how it handles and fares.

A shame no friend is letting you borrow his/her EOS R/24-105mm f4, as it handles way nicer ;-)

But that's a FF-lens. Do you know a really good 16-80ish APS-C lens? The Nikkor 16-85 used to be not too bad, but still far away from excellent. I read good things about the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 Macro but had not played with it so far, and as it is a Contemporary line type, I expect the weather sealing of the Fuji (at least) a tad better.

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RE: The long-awaited 16-80mm f/4 seems to be ready - by JJ_SO - 12-17-2019, 01:28 PM

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