Help me build a Fuji Kit option for a friend

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Help me build a Fuji Kit option for a friend

Hi all,

My good friend is looking to get into photography, he's been to a couple of camera stores and he's settled on the APS-C format as the zooms doesn't make him "look like a wedding photographer".

I've encouraged him to get a recent camera so will get firmware updates for a while, and to get in body stabilisation if possible. He wants a zoom lens for taking photos of the kids at sports day etc., a wide angle for astro and landscape, an indoor fast prime, and a fast portrait prime. He wants all lenses to be fully autofocusing.

I can spec this kit out in Sony E Mount, but struggling a little with the X Mount option (although the recent 70-300mm is a great addition by Fuji!:


a6600 body £1199

Sony 70-350mm - £799

Samyang AF 12mm F2.0 - £300

Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN C - £359

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN C - £379

Total: £3,036


X-T4 body £1399

Sony 70-300mm - £699

Fujifilm 14mm XF f2.8 - £685

Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 XF R - £839

Fuji 56mm f1.2 DC DN C - £799

Total: £4,420

Am I missing something to recommend on the Fuji? I'm especially struggling for the Astro/wide angle lens? I think the X-T4 is a better camera than the a6600, however nowt enough to pay £1,385 more for the kit

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