Don’t get me wrong, I love my Sony lenses and fully intend to keep a few, but the Sony 200-600mm lens (which I bought sight unseen and had it delivered) is simply way too big and cumbersome to lug around. Combine that with all of the other lens I have, I end up with an 11 kg backpack!
So, the Sony 200-600mm lens has been sold, along with the 85mm G Master which I was hardly using, the Sony/Zeiss 55mm and my beloved Sony 70-200mm G lens are also being sold. The Sony 16-35mm G Master is staying as it is my main landscape lens, as too is the Sony 90mm Macro. I am still debating if I will keep the recently purchased Tamron 28-200mm which was purchased for family holiday shooting. It is a good lens, nice and compact, but not as sharp as the outgoing Sony 70-200mm. It may well be obsolete when the two new lenses arrive.
Tamron very recently introduced two new lens that grabbed my attention, the 150-500mm F5.0-6.7 and the 35-150mm F2.0-2.8 lens. Together they create a powerhouse of versatility. Sure, together they are not as wide as the Sony 16-35mm G Master, nor do they reach the 600mm of the Sony 200-600mm lens. But with just these two lenses, I can cover most of my shooting, plus I have 61 mega pixels to play with so can crop the images a bit to get that extra reach of the 600mm.