So, I got asked to please show some images straight out of camera (SOOC) in order to show what that lens is made of!! :) I think if you take a moment to enjoy the below images in large, screen filling dimensions, you'll see that this lens is epic!! :) Crisp, fast, insane zoom ... clear ... beautiful!! Just beautiful!
Canon 70D with a Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS lens
So the below images have had no doctoring in any way, except five deserved to have their horizon straightened 'cause I got a bit wonky in the wind!! And that wind was gusting! Which is why only a few guys (and a gal) were out there. But yes, other than the five horizons, not a smidgen of edit or enhance or touch-up ... nothing :)
Also, I uploaded in the precise order that I took them, as some form a little series / set, which shows how fast this camera / lens combo really is. So no, no duplicates uploaded - just super fast individual shots :) It's insane ... and stunning ... and I love it!
And :) when you view these large, just do yourself a favour and have a look at facial expressions and hand gestures on some of these ... priceless! :)
Ok, but let's be fair here - without these phenomenally skilled kiteboarders as subjects, I'd have had nothing lol ... these guys (and gal) out there are sizzling in those waves, dancing with the elements and defying gravity (most times anyway - there were a couple of wipe-outs which I've not included here). Thanks for the show!! I'll be coming back for more.
So enough blurb from me - click an image and let it open large format in lightbox and then just arrow left / right ... enjoy :)