Pre-ordering the 70-350, possibly 16-55 2.8

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Advent1sam
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Pre-ordering the 70-350, possibly 16-55 2.8
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70-350 looks too good as "the" flexible tele, really don't believe the .75x magnification ratio though, anyone else comment on this?

I am returning my new fe 100-400/70-300 until I have tested the e 70-350, at 600g this is an incredibly light travel tele lens and bridges in between the de-facto 70-300 and 100-400 with a very great focal range. Honestly, I am blown away by this announcement, I made a leap of faith to transition to Sony and this and the 18-135 should hopefully prove an incredible pairing with a great overlap.

The main issue for the fe 70-300 I was foreseeing was the weight, you really need a collar and tripod foot, whereas the 70-350 could in theory hang-off the body at a push when needed to be on a tripod. The fe 100-400 obviously does have the foot but it leaves me the option to add the 200-600 instead now, should I want a super tele wildlife option for hides and such without recourse to any tc's.

I am thinking over the 16-55 2.8, again, as my initial thought was I don't need it, but with weather sealing too and with the 70-350 I have a weather sealed pair. Also the 16-55 would be a useful low light zoom, again, reasonable weight too, <500g and good close focus.

Sony, I think you have been listening to me recently, thank you

Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS
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