I'm making the switch from Nikon -> Sony and planning out my kit on the A900. 95% of my shooting is wide-angle landscapes, and I definitely plan to get the cz 16-35 (although I wish it wasn't so heavy!).
To round things out, I'm looking at the sony 70-300G and a 50mm prime. Are there any options in the 70-300 range besides the sony I should consider? I do a fair amount of hiking & backpacking, so weight is an important concern. Also, manual focus isn't a deal breaker for me at all, as I do most of my shooting from a tripod and can take time to check focus.
Thanks in advance! I've got a lot of good info on this forum already, it's one of the better Sony resources I've found so far.