As the title states I'm leaning towards purchasing a Sony A6500 for the summer. I think it meets most of my needs. I want a small light camera that I can take pictures AND video. I'm currently using a Nikon 7100 and for my photo needs its great. However it falls short in the video department and the fact that it weighs a ton and traveling all day it becomes a bother. I'm working at a travel camp and because of my background in video I'm assigned the video/photo duties (so much for my summer free from Final Cut, yay!) So I'm looking into a lens. I could just go the easy route and get the kit lens as it nice and light but I think I want something better. I'm hoping that Sony will in the fall announce an updated version of the FS5. So I'm thinking that I could use this lens on that camera. Sony has offers a kit for the FS5, 18-105 F4. It's a mechanical zoom which I need for sports but its quite large and will take a way from small compact goal. I was looking into the Zeiss 16-70 F4. Besides the zoom range and the mechanical zoom, how are these lenses different optically? I've heard that when filming with the 18-105 you can't use the mechanical zoom, is this true? Anyone own these lenses? How is handling/traveling with them? Edit - as a future purchase I'm liking the leaks of the new Sony A7S III that's been tickling my spidey senses. I REALLY like the A7SII but cost and the low MP for still has me worried and its been out for a while and I'm hoping for an update.