I am debating what I should get as a walkabout camera/lens. It should be lightweight, not too bulky and have good image quality.
I am currently using the Alpha 7R, plus Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II lens with a metabones adapter. I find this combo super nice from the iQ point of view, but the lens is too heavy and bulky to be used as a walkabout solution.
So, I currently have several options:
- Buy the 24-70mm Sony Zeiss lens. Since it's f/4, significantly smaller and lighter than my current setup, and IQ should be good.
- For range, I could get the 24-240mm on the A7R, instead of the 24-70.
- Go all in, get primes (a few Zeiss Badasses, plus perhaps the Sony 55mm and 35mm 2.8). But with 3-4 lenses, it gets pretty heavy although more easily manageable as I could break up the kit and only take the lenses I think I'm going to need (read, all of them :-) ). It's expensive, and kind of defeats the purpose of getting lighter weight.
- Forget the A7R, and get a Sony RX10 (original version), which can be had at a decent price now, as version II is out. I get a 24-200 f/2.8 lens, good image quality. But it's a 1'' chip instead of FF.
I am a bit afraid I will not like the IQ from the RX10 (I am spoiled with the A7R and Canon lens). I am also a bit afraid the 24-240mm is also not going to be good enough.
Currently, I tend towards the 24-70mm, but I would definitely like a bit more range...
So what do you think ? Ideas ?