I bought a new long range lens recently (the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3DG OS HSM if anyone is actually interested) and I took it out for a spin on Sunday morning. The weather was stunning and I decided to head down the East Lothian coastline to get some shots of the Islands in the Firth of Forth which I managed to get but I thought I'd really see what the lens could do.
Before I go any further, this is the part where I have to tell you that all photographers make mistakes....... I left the base plate from my tripod stuck to the camera and it fell off somewhere on the walk so all my shots had to be free hand. Although I'm a big guy, the lens weighs a bit and the wind was blowing so it wasn't the easiest. Note to self: MUST PREPARE BETTER!
Anyway, that rant was more just to show you that I am far from perfect!
So, the easiest way I can demonstrate the power of the lens is to show you a before and after of an image. I decided the little white lighthouse on Fidra would make a perfect experiment and these are the before and after results.
I was delighted with how sharp this image was - especially as it was free hand! - and it has given me some great ideas for distance detail I may be able to extract in other images which are not easily accessible.
The other images are in the gallery so have a look when you get a chance if you can and see what you think.
Thanks for the interest as always.