Wilt wrote in post #18506027
My point exactly, that size/weight are not the reasons for the switch to FF mirrorless (vs FF dSLR). Size and weight are the reason for switching to micro 4/3 format.
There are other reasons to consider mirrorless, which are real and valid pros. Having to sum six lenses in order to arrive at 16 oz. of benefit is hardly a reason. Sony's own product information does not mention any size/weight advantage for the A9.
A few months ago I had calculated what a FF dSLR kit with lenses weighed vs. the FF mirrorless kit. In specifically discussing the new Sony A9, I had determined that if you buy same FL and same max aperture in FF mirrorless or FF dSLR, there will be little benefit in lens size...only 2 of six lenses were shorter than the Canon lens equivalent. In overall kit weight you save only about 10% in weight of mirrorless FF vs. dSLR FF sensor when the kit had comparable same 6 lenses in both kits.https://petapixel.com …mirrorless-fatal-mistake/
One truly has a size advantage if one goes from FF dSLR to an APS-C mirrorless or 4/3 format mirrorless, as the needed FL are proportionately shorter for the same AOV.
it may not be for you, but I can shoot my A7rii + FE 35 all day, and do most of the time. If you really want a small kit, you can certainly source one, but seeing that you linked the petapixel clickbait, you're not really interested in honest answers. Your "kit" assumption, assumes that one must carry more than one lens at once amiright? For the most part, I dont need more than one lens for most of my shooting.
What you hand pick for kit comparisons, may not ring true for others. I travel with two bodies, in the past, a 5D and 6D. That alone would put me over 400+ grams, AND not as feature rich, not to mention the volume included is significant, especially to bystanders who may be photographed.
Everyone has a different shooting scenario, and please find me an alternative to the A7rii + FE 35, my daily carry. My second most used is the A7rii + Voigtlander 35 F1.7 + TAP adapter for AF.
My micro kit can fit into the ILC50 by lowepro, and I clip on my belt. My medium sized kit with the voigtlander can fit into the think tank digital holster 5, clipped onto belt.
A 5D series body alone, without lens, would not fit into either of the bags. So you can pretend that the size doesnt matter, and it may not to you, but it certainly does matter. For some folks, even the A7rii + FE 35 is TOO BIG, so they may shoot with a high end point and shoot like the RX 100. Before going to mirrorless, I was a daily DLSR carrying shooter, my small kit is dramatically smaller. Sometimes when I shoot events with fast primes, then only 2/3 primes would be significantly smaller than DSLR equivalents. Sometimes I use my 2.8 zooms, and size savings is even less. Carry out the 600, and the lens weighs much more than the body that it makes little difference what's mounted to the lens.
Sony A7rii/A7riii - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 35-70, 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8, 24/1.4 - Tamron 28-75 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 VC