Travel Lens - If you could only have one?

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OP Rambler358 Senior Member • Posts: 1,551
Re: Travel Lens - If you could only have one?

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

You're not going to find any single lens that comes anywhere close to the IQ of the 16-50mm f2.8 and 70-300mm G and covers even 1/2 of the range. There are compromises. The Tamron 16-300mm:

exactly covers the range and provides decent IQ. Of course it's slower than the f2.8 but it is a one lens solution and weighs only a little over a pound. It might suffice for travel is your expectations aren't too high.

You could order it from B&H, try it and if it doesn't fit the bill, return it. Or try to find it locally to try out.

The Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG HSM ART has gotten some very good reviews over at Dyxum.  Not cheap, but it could be what I'm looking for if I can find a decent used version.

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Sony SLT-A77 Sony a77 II Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM +2 more
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