Why I Need a Long Telephoto Lens

So here’s the kind of lousy pictures you get when you use a 90mm macro as your wildlife long telephoto lens.

Actually the frog picture wouldn’t have been much better with a long lens but I wanted to use it today.

I’ve been vacillating between whether I need a long lens or just lust after it.  I think this embarrassing display proves I really do need one.  I’m thinking of renting the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS E-Mount Lens and the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens and doing a very close comparison.  The Sport version of the Sigma is a really good lens too but it’s a couple of pounds heavier and I think that makes it less versatile.  The Sigma is half the price of the Sony so if they’re really close in IQ I think I’ll probably let sanity prevail but we’ll see.  When it comes to photography I’m not highly rational.