FF zoom starting c. 18mm?

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You are only looking for alternatives in A-mount? Or zooms in general? Because the Sony 16-35s in e-mount are pretty well regarded, and I know the Canon 16-35L is commonly adapted.
 

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Did you consider picking up a used Tokina 16-28mm 2.8 in Nikon mount? Apparently it works well with the Commlite. It's a shame the 18-35G doesn't work, because it's a very good lens. I tried it on the Z7 though and it worked great.

I was thinking about picking up the Tokina, but I opted for the Sony 16-35 f4 for video use.
 
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Yeah, I don't need f2.8 and prefer small lenses as I shoot on foot, sometimes while hiking or skiing. Not that the Sony 16-35 is a featherweight but that's OK.
The Sony 16-35 f4 has a smaller footprint than either 16-35 f4 lenses for Nikon and Canon. Also the Nikon version has ugly mustache distortion at 16mm.

At first I didn't like the extending barrel of the Sony, but for the sake of size, I've come to appreciate it now. Also I tend to prefer the Nikon 20mm 1.8 G over the 18-35mm G lens. It's more compact, extremely sharp and useable in low light.
 
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