Sharpest Zoom Lens on Sony Lineup under 1000$

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Sharpest Zoom Lens on Sony Lineup under 1000$

Hello all,

I own a Sony A6300 and i'm looking to purchase the best (=sharpest) possible all around zoom lens...for daylight travel shooting...

I'll stick to a couple of fast primes i own for low light..as there isn't one lens to rule them all..

I'm looking something between as wide as possible 16mm to tele 70,100,200.. the more the better.. (50mm is a bit limiting but over 70mm is good enough i guess)

I looked up at dxo site the few E-mount lenses 18-105,18-135,18-200 but they all hover below 10 marks of sharpness..

(Below i express my concerns/questions in bold)

Then i started looking at the adapters which convert A to E mount and i found out that all A mount Sony branded lenses work with no issues with the LA-EA3 adapter... Although i'm not 100% sure... i would be happy to hear from people who have used such a system.

Then i looked up at all A-mount Sony lenses and i found a few bargains comparing sharpness performance to ownership costs. But all of these sharpness metrics on dxo are based on a A77mk2 body, so there is an issue as to how much better or worse they will perform on the A6300..

My List:

A-mount + LA-EA3 at 130E

SonyT* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II SharpScore 19 Price 1830E

Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 SharpScore 16 Price 230E

Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAMSharpScore 15 Price 250E

Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM SharpScore 15 Price 990E

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM SharpScore 15 Price 650E

Sony DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 SharpScore 10 Price 470E

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 SharpScore 9 Price 470E

Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5 SharpScore 9 Price 500E

E- Mount list for comparison

Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 SharpScore 9 Price 500E

Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 SharpScore 8 Price 870E

Sony E18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 SharpScore 8 Price 670E

Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 f/3.5-5.6 SharpScore 6 Price 150E (Kit lens Owned*)

All prices are in Euro and in the same levels with dollars which should give you clear differences in price points ...
So is it worth it investing in the old A mount system? Especially for the top two lenses which seem to be dirty cheap for their quality ?

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