SELP18105G or SEL1670Z with A6000?

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SELP18105G or SEL1670Z with A6000?
5 months ago

So, I'd like to get an A6000. The original plan was to order one with the 16-50PZ, toss that on my old NEX-F3 and sell that off, keep using my existing 18-55 on the A6000

I then started wondering if I should just order the body only alongside the 18-105G lens. I think it would help with some of the photography I want to do, I'd have a pretty good range with decent quality without doing a lot of lens changes.

And now, Amazon's special has come up. I can get the 16-70 Zeiss Alpha for the same price as the 18-105G if I order it with the camera. I've heard mixed things about each lens, the 18-105 that the image quality is less than what many people expect, and the same for the 16-70Z, for the normal price anyway.

Is there anyone on the forum who has used both and could provide some advice as to their experiences with each? I'm currently leaning towards the 18-105G, discounts on the Zeiss be damned; I think the extra range is worth it to me from a versatility standpoint but alternate opinions would be welcome.

I shoot a little of everything, not too much landscape yet (Have my 16F28 for that, although it still just feels unimpressive compared to the 18-55.)

 TO11MTM's gear list:TO11MTM's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Sony a6000 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake +4 more
Sony a6000 Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
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