"It's not sooo bad." says he as he takes his arm out of the sling.
It's definitely the bigest MA I have ( I thought people were punning with the "BigMA" name).
It's the Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 HSM DG APO OS and it's ?only? 17 x 3.7 x 3.7 inches ; 4.2 pounds
I can handhold (maybe 5 shots) down to 1/125 so it's on a tripod or mono-pod most of the time.
BUT it do get the reach for most bird and animal shots !!! and that's what it's here for.
I was shooting gators with a 70-300 one day when another photog says
"erhhh, you might want to get back a little, that guy'll chop your foot if you get any closer!"
Looked down and RAN back...thought "Yep, definitely need a longer lense!"
Felt like the police chief in Jaws .... "We gonna need a BIGGER boat!!!"
With a 1.4x converter it'll be even longer (next toy)
Greg aka Watchin..."just watchin the world go bye, trying to understand the picture."
"Life is a grand adventure! Not a guided tour." oWo
Nikon D-700, Nikon lenses, Alien B flashes and lots of junk...