17-28 + 70-180 combo for traveling with 2 camera bodies?

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17-28 + 70-180 combo for traveling with 2 camera bodies?
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Hi everyone, I've recently sold my 24-240 lens in favor of getting the Tamron 70-180 as soon as it's released.

In my cycling trips I really need wide zoom ratio, but 24-240 was used extremely rarely, so it wasn't worth keeping it. After 2 cameras died in my hands in two subsequent trips, I decided that I shall make to dual camera setup - luckily I own both A7III and A6500 (just upgraded from A6300).

My present idea is as follows:

  1. Mount the Tamron 17-28 (which I already own) on A6500. The camera will ride on my hip.
  2. Mount the Tamron 70-180 on A7III. The camera will ride in handlebar bag.
  3. Get equivalent of 25-180 range with small hole of 42-70 mm.
  4. If necessary, swap the lenses and get 17-28 + 105-270 mm ranges, which cover basically everything I would ever shoot.

Both bodies are equipped with IBIS, so everything will be stabilized. According to my  own tests, Tamron 17-28 is very capable on cropped sensor. Both lenses are fast, which allows using them in far more situations than 24-240. So everything shall work great, won't it?

Are there any caveats which I missed?

BTW, here's my statistics of used camera settings in last year (analyzed 4000+ photos in my albums), with 35-mm equivalent focal lengths.

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Vladimir Gorbunov

 voronspb's gear list:voronspb's gear list
Sony a6500 Sony a7 III Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD +4 more
Sony a6500 Sony a7 III Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD
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