Small fast zoom lens

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Merlin5 Senior Member • Posts: 1,930
Small fast zoom lens

I currently swap between mounting my Sigma 16mm and 56mm F1.4 prime lenses onto my a6600, but it would be so nice to have a small fast aperture zoom lens between 16 and 50.

The Tamron 17-70 f2.8 and the Sony 16-55 f2.8 are quite big. The Sony is only about cm longer than my 16mm but it'll be even longer when zoomed. Because I mainly do street, smaller and discreet is better and so larger lenses like the 16/55 and 17/70 are not really the right tools.

I've been thinking about the Sony 16-50. Why can't a lens be made that is as about as small as that kit lens even when zoomed out, but with faster constant aperture and better optics like the 16-55? Does anyone think that'll ever happen? Even better, with internal zoom.

 Merlin5's gear list:Merlin5's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Sony a6600 Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN (E/EF-M mounts) +2 more
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