Review: SIGMA 150-600mm | C by Qwich

The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens review is one of those lens reviews that I enjoyed doing the most. Simply, the focal length of Sigma 150-600mm is so overwhelming that one can think of all the multitude of possibilities with this lens. The Sigma 150-600mm “Contemporary” lens was launched alongside the Sigma 150-600mm “SPORTS” lens. It is downright absurd for a company to launch two different lenses with the exact same focal length but Sigma had good reasons to do that as both the lenses have created a niche for themselves in different consumer base.
The Sigma 150-600mm Sports version is all about build quality whereas the Contemporary lens has been built keeping in mind parameters such as weight and price.

Focal Length – The Sigma 150-600mm

Sigma 150-600mm has its focal length as its USP. To handover such extreme focal length at a price of less than 1000$ is a feat in itself. To make advantage of this even more, one can use a crop sensor body (crop factor 1.5x) to get the effective focal length of 225-900mm. If that does not blow your mind, I do not know what will. We found that while shooting with this lens, most of the times we did not even go below 400mm and were shooting at 600mm almost perpetually.

Up till the recent past, one had to shell out a lot of money if they wanted to clear the 400mm focal length, also the options were quite limited still. The Sigma 150-600mm changes all that. There are 3 such lenses in the market now, which provide the amazing focal length of 150-600mm. These are two of the Sigma 150-600mm lenses (the Contemporary and the Sports) and another from Tamron, the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens.

If you are here, reading this, then it is quite probable that it is wildlife and sports photography which you are after. While the Sigma 150-600mm lens has many other uses, it is sports and wildlife where we mostly find our subjects too far away and hence the requirement of such extreme focal lengths.

One disadvantage that extreme focal lengths can present is that a lot of times objects can just come between the subject and the photographer. Trees, poles, people, you name it! But I assume this is a very minute disadvantage compared to the multitude of advantages. The Sigma 150-600mm also allows you to capture objects more tightly rather than having to crop pictures in post processing later.

If you live near by to a national park or a sanctuary or even like visiting these a couple of times a year, you would be surprised at how many great wildlife shots you could capture with the Sigma 150-600mm. There is a whole different world of animals and birds in the wild and clicking them with the Sigma 150-600mm is ideal as you do not have to get close to them which can potentially disturb them and ruin the moment. Might I iterate that being a wildlife photographer is one hell of a patient job. One has to sit for perhaps hours before that perfect moment can be captured. Unlike humans, animals will not comply if you ask them for a re-shot! Personally I like shooting monuments and landscapes as I am one heck of an impatient person but the Sigma 150-600mm gave me some really amazing results when it came to wildlife and I am really loving this lens now.

If you live near by to a national park or a sanctuary or even like visiting these a couple of times a year, you would be surprised at how many great wildlife shots you could capture with the Sigma 150-600mm. There is a whole different world of animals and birds in the wild and clicking them with the Sigma 150-600mm is ideal as you do not have to get close to them which can potentially disturb them and ruin the moment. Might I iterate that being a wildlife photographer is one hell of a patient job. One has to sit for perhaps hours before that perfect moment can be captured. Unlike humans, animals will not comply if you ask them for a re-shot! Personally I like shooting monuments and landscapes as I am one heck of an impatient person but the Sigma 150-600mm gave me some really amazing results when it came to wildlife and I am really loving this lens now.

Read More: http://qwich.co.in/review/sigma-150-600mm-f-5-6-3-dg-os-hsm-contemporary-lens/

 

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