Any lighter weight options then the A7C and Tamron lenses?

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Any lighter weight options then the A7C and Tamron lenses?

Been looking for years now to upgrade from my Nikon D3300 and it finally seems like there are some decent options in the mirrorless space. What I'm looking for is as lightweight and basic of a kit as possible, while still being serviceable for nightscapes and astro (although truthfully that'll happen rarely). Astro aside, I am still very frequently shooting in low light, high dynamic range situations (PNW forests in particular). I want to be able to go from "ultra"  wide to telephoto, somewhere from 18-200mm. Upgrading to FF is of course ideal but I'm willing to consider aps-c or micro 4/3 if it can check the same boxes. In terms of a body, fully articulating screen is pretty important. I don't really care about video.

I feel like I've checked all the lenses available and it really seems like the full frame Sony options are as light or even lighter than comparable kits on the smaller systems. In particular the Tamron 17-28 f/2.8 and 28-200 f/2.8-5.6 seems to meet all my criteria (major bonus points for being same filter size as well). To go with that, the A7C looks as light as anything Fuji or m43 offers? Some of the other full frame ecosystems have similar lens options but I'm not seeing anything as light weight or similar speed on the lenses.

Looking at Fuji, I can't seem to find anything comparable that's any lighter, unless you start to look at the slower, cheaper lenses. I feel like that can still be an option, but then I would need to start adding another prime lens or 2 to handle Astro stuff, and at that point you're heavier anyway.

Micro 4/3 options seems like a similar case to above. It looks like I can save about 300g over the above Sony kit if I chose the Olympus 12-150 f/4-5.6 and the Panasonic 8-18 f/2.8-4, but I would imagine the Panasonic is a good bit of a downgrade for astro stuff vs the Tamron at the same speed, and for standard landscape stuff you're losing a fair bit of dynamic range vs the FF alternative. In the end this seems like the lightest weight option that I've figured out, but I don't see it being too different vs the Sony for what seems like lower quality and less flexibility.

Any thoughts or options I maybe haven't considered?

Canon EOS M3 Nikon D3300
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