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G.A.S. - The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Lens

Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) has taken a bit of a back seat with me in recent months in favour of substantial quantities of art supplies, but that was until I started getting ready for the upcoming solar eclipse.

I had recently acquired the Lee Solar Eclipse Filter and was planning on using it with my guilty pleasure lens when I happened to be looking at some article or another that mentioned the Sigma 150-600mm and so I went-a-looking. I remembered both the Sport and Contemporary version of the being well-reviewed and that memory was born out by a number of the reviews I encountered and so I decided I was going to get this lens. I had a similar Sigma on my Wish List for quite a long time, but had never pulled the trigger despite wanting it. Glad I waited!

So, first, some quick commentary on the lens:

It's heavy! Not so heavy that you can't shoot handheld, but heavy enough that your arms will tire fairly quickly.The focus is snappy on my Nikon D800 and likely even snappier …

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