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F4 zoom on a small body. It's in the middle.
It's not fast, it's going to be heavy relative to the body and 2-3 primes will probably work for the same weight.
I understand the limitations of the size aspect, but if they can't do better than solid f4, I question why bother. The primes are smaller, faster, and likely better iq..with what wil probably be similar pricing
I've been known to be wrong a lot
The goal of a NEX FF system should be a compact system that is practical and flexible. Every system needs a competent zoom because frankly there are a lot of times when juggling 2-3 primes is not preferable. So zoom, even if a tad heavy, is needed. A 24-70 f/4 zoom would seem a good choice because it would be lighter than 2.8, and contrary to popular belief on modern photo forms f/4 is quite servicable Complemented the zoom with a few primes lens choices, and the system becomes a little more flexible.
The point here again is to not make one piece of equipment the end-all be-all solution for every circumstance. It's about providing a reasonable range of options.
For a NEX system I'd be happy with a quality 24-70 zoom; in circumstances where I want something faster than f/4 I can carry along a prime or two. In circumstnaces where I absolutely must have a 24-70 2.8 zoom (which are rare) I'd probably be using my DSLR instead.
I'd don't expect the NEX FF lens lineup to match other long-established lens lineups right out of the gate. But then again, it doesn't have to, since because of the mirrorless design you should be able to adapt all those other lenses anyway So no, As long as they have a decent selection of native mount lens that are actually good performers, I think they're on track