Vlogging/traveling with Batis 18mm vs 16-35mm F4

Started Oct 9, 2020 | Questions thread
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Vlogging/traveling with Batis 18mm vs 16-35mm F4

Switching from Canon due to the recent EOS R5 debacle and looking at new gear to get.

I want one travel/vlogging lens that I can leave on the camera and use outside for video work. I am using the 16-35mm F4 IS from Canon and it's so hefty that I almost don't want to bring it. Sony has the 16-35mm F4 as well but the Batis 18mm looks reaaally nice, a bit more compact and lighter. (I'm a 50mm stills shooter so I don't care about the 35mm end).

IS is nice but with IBIS like on the a7sIII probably not so important, especially on wide angle. Zooming is nice to have, but I barely go over 19~20mm on my Canon.

Portability is the most important to me. I need a video lens at home as well that can be bigger but right now focus is run and fun with good autofocus

So I'm wondering about 16-35mm vs 18mm Batis for vlogging and traveling. Any other lenses I should be looking at that don't become glitchy with AF?

How hefty is the Batis? Is it light?

(Also considering a compacter APS-C setup, but if I can have everything on FE like with the a7c, that'd be sweet)

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Canon EOS R Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM
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