The bush is a fantastic place to switch off and connect with nature, especially if you love taking photos and you have a Sigma 150-600mm Sport Lens in your arsenal of photographic gear.
I was lucky enough to have this lens on loan from the legends at Cameraland Cape Town for a recent trip I did to Sabi Sands where Carlinn and I stayed at Jacis Sabi House for 5 Days.
The camera bodies I had with me for the trip were the Canon 5D iii (Full Frame) and Canon 7D (Cropped Sensor), so it made the most sense for me to use the Sigma 150-600 on my cropped sensor, to get extra close to the animals.
If you don’t know the difference between a Full Frame and Cropped sensor, you can watch a short video about that here…
In a nutshell, you get more focal length out of a cropped sensor and with Canon specifically, the 7D has a 1.6 Crop. So the Sigma 150-600mm Sport Lens was essentially a 240-960mm lens, making it PERFECT for shooting wildlife.
Coupled with the amazing glass inside this lens, it has a pretty remarkable stabilising system which allowed me to shoot super sharp hand held photos as well as relatively stable footage when I was shooting video.
Most of the time while I was shooting content in the bush though, I either had the lens on my Sirui Tripod or the Gimbal Tripod that was fixed to the game vehicle by request.
TOP TIP: If you ever visit a Game Lodge and you don’t have a tripod or beanbag to rest your camera on, just ask the staff if they have any as you’ll find 9 out of 10 lodges will be able to assist.
Photos Captured on The Sigma 150-600mm Sport Lens
Right, so here’s what you clicked on my post to check out no doubt, so without any more babbling from me in this post, here are a bunch of photos I took while on Safari with the Sigma 150-600mm Sport Lens.
MASSIVE thanks to Cameraland Cape Town for hooking me up with this lens, as well as the Olympus E-M5 mkii for this trip.