Occasional Zoom: a6000& 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 vs FE70-200mm f/4 OSS vs RX10

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Occasional Zoom: a6000& 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 vs FE70-200mm f/4 OSS vs RX10
Aug 7, 2014

Hi guys, I shoot street most of the time. But around 10-20% of the time I do some photojournalism-type shooting that requires extra reach my a7+35mm combo cannot offer.

I've been thinking about getting something to help covering that 20% of my zoom need. At the moment I am using my rx100's miserable 100mm as a temporary solution. Needless to say that it doesn't work well at all since the 20% of my zoom need usually takes place indoor - which means rx100 at 100mm w/ ISO3200 and miserably inadequate 1/60 shutter speed.

My options are:

  1. FE70-200 f/4 OSS: native zoom lens for my a7, played with it before, excellent handling and FF image quality with OSS. Great AF as well. Problem is it's quite expensive here (I think about $1500USD), it's larger than the other 2 options, and changing lenses during a photojournalism-type shooting is far from ideal. 
  2. a6000 with 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3: a6000 amazing AF, cheaper than the native FE zoom above, and the lens covers a handy range (55-210mm). Uses the same battery as my a7. But I lose the FF IQ, and on personal note, the 55-210mm looks appalling when fully extended.
  3. RX10: rugged camera that covers a very versatile focal length which appears to me since I'm not planning on getting too many lenses and bodies. Whilst the sensor is a bit small and IQ cannot compete with the previous 2 options as far as I know, it is actually brighter than a6000 at 200mm. Theoretically this means I can shoot at a lower ISO and higher shutter speed at 200mm. And it does macro.

What do you guys think?

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