I am super excited. I was going to purchase my first (non-kit) lens and was saving up for it. I wanted a 70-200mm f/2.8. I preferred to have one with image stabilization. The Sigma brand is cheaper than Canon and for a non-professional, the quality isn’t that different. I decided to get one without IS which I could find for around $750. I was saving for this and while searching on Craigslist, I found someone who was selling their used one for $550. I had that amount already saved up so I got it! Yippee!
So I immediately came home to try it out. I’m very excited to zoom in. I live in the country & I always see hawks and birds that my kit lens never got a good close up of. This worked great. Although I used a high shutter speed, the baby hawks in a nest still came out blurry. I then used a tripod which helped but it wasn’t as clear as I hoped for.
The jury is still out on wether or not I’ll regret the purchase & wished I had purchased the one with IS. We shall see. Tonight I plan to attempt to shoot the moon & stars.
If you want to see the picture of the adult hawk feeding the baby hawks, you can see it on my Facebook photography page. It’s amazing I found this.
FB page is Gayle Raines Photography.