*sigh* somehow I knew I shouldn't have done this. I should have just rented the f/4 version which I could probably afford some day. But nooo I had a good reason to use this lens this weekend so I picked it up and took some of my best shots ever. I was shooting a family soccer event and doing some family portraits and got all the results I was looking for. Now what am I supposed to do? I guess I'll rent again as needed. At least there was one thing I really didn't like about it: it's a freaking bazooka of a lens. Way too heavy and gawdy.
One of my favorites from saturday:
I guess I just have to sell my car if I get tired of renting.