system Consolidation : Need help with A6000/A7.. decisions decision

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system Consolidation : Need help with A6000/A7.. decisions decision


I am a two camera shooter. I always have two cameras ready.

The reason for this is that one camera is often doing time lapse. And I travel to remote/dusty places and often have different FLs mounted on different cameras, so as not to change lenses.

Now I am in an upgrade soup.

Let me list my equipment, and then you will understand

Sony NEX  5N : 18-55 kit, 18-200 Tamron, Samyang 8mm F2.8 fisheye

Nikon D7000 : Tokina 11-16 F2.8, Nikon 50mm 1.8, Nikon 70-300

What do I need

1. I need a fisheye

2. I need a UWA

3. I need a fast 50-70mm Effective FL lens

4. I need a 300mm Effective FL telephoto(may not be fast)

Now theoretically I can swing to Nikon Camp or Mirrorless Camp. But I often travel international, so size advantage and "Weight" advantage of mirrorless cannot be overlooked.

I know I know NEX+18-200 is not small. Yes, not in pocket small, but much smaller than a DSLR+similar lens and less weight too(hiking FTW)

Besides, it fits in my jacket pocket when visiting cold climates.

So lets swing to mirrorless camp.

Very good, what is the dilemma

The dilemma is lenses

eg 50mm 1.8

Price of Nikon? well about 100-150$. Price for Canon ditto, Price for Sony? 1000$ Whooopiee

LA-EA4 to the rescue? but does sony even make a 50mm 1.8 for the full frame(their DT is for the APS-C only)

I can go to Samyang 35 1.4... But then its manual focus.

On telephoto there is the 55-300 with the LA-EA4 adapter though.

I am told LA-EA4 can work with third party A mounts too.

So my kit will have

A6000 + 16-50+18-200+8mm

A7+14mm Samyang+LA-EA4+50mm 1.4 from sigma + some telephoto atleast as good as Nikon 70-300 IS

What do you guys think

Any other advice

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