One of the many benefits of having Johnathan living with me is that I have a photo assistant hanging around the house that is more useful than Naima.
So thanks to him for helping out by taking a couple of these pictures and posing for the other two.
I’m actually writing this blog to talk about a new toy I recently picked up. I bought a Sigma 120-400mm lens.
I’m pretty pleased with this purchase so far. Hopefully she will earn her keep.
Truth is that this lens wasn’t much “longer” than my current “longest” lens, but it is buy far the highest quality telephoto I’ve ever owned. At least if weight is sign of quality, it is the best.
To show its reach I’m going to show you two pictures that will actually exaggerate its length.
For the purposes of this example, we will pretend that there isn’t a magnification factor on lens created by cameras with APS-C sensors. In that honor, a true example of showing the “length” of this lens would be to compare it to a 50mm lens. A 50mm lens has the same “length” as the human eye.
Instead, I’m going to show a comparison with one of (but not THE) widest (shortest) lenses I own. A Sigma 10-20mm lens set at 10mm.
Johnathan at 10mm
Johnathan at 400mm
I guess I should point out I technically have a “longer” lens than this, but it is a mirror 500mm lens. It really is nothing to write home about.
I’ll finally add that I should wish my sister Teresa a “happy birthday”, but then I’d have to wish all my subscribers a “happy birthday” and that just isn’t going to happen.