Bought a new lens. The Sigma 18-250mm 1:3.5-6.3 MACRO HSM. Even though I've always been a sucker for low-light lenses and those extremely shallow depths of field, this time I couldn't ignore the fact that the focal length of this one is simply unbeatable when you don't want to carry all your lenses with you. Which I never do. I'm lazy. This is a lens for lazy people, I think.
It's a DC lens, so I'm going to use it on my junk camera, the D5000. Yeah, I call it the junk camera. It's not junk at all, it's actually pretty good in terms of what I use it for, which is putting it into my handbag whenever I'm going somewhere where there might be something to shoot. And it's not like I could just throw my precious FX camera, "the King" over my shoulder like that, no, that one travels first class. So for shooting everyday life and just being there, at the bottom of my bag in case I would need it, the junk camera is perfect.
And I think this lens will be perfect for that, too. I mean, imagine going to the zoo. Many of my very best animal pictures are photographed at zoos, so if I'm going for serious photography I might bring the King and a better lens instead. But since I spend so much time at zoos these days, this lens attached to the junk camera might be the perfect companion for capturing rare moments, which zoos offer quite regularly if you spend some time there.
Also, I'm impressed with it so far. I have just tried it out at home in my apartment, but it is much sharper than I expected after reading reviews. I will bring it when I visit my parents in Luleå later during the spring and come back with pictures then. Should be easy to take great pictures there; Luleå is beautiful.
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