There is really no convincing professional reason to shoot portraits at a focal length of 900mm, and I am not going to sit here and try to convince you that there is. But sometimes, we do things for fun, just because we can. And that's exactly what happened when this photographer team decided to shoot portraits at such a crazy focal length.
Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this fun video follows him as he teams up with a couple other popular photography YouTubers to shoot portraits with a Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS attached to a Sony Alpha a6400, which gives it a full frame equivalent focal length of a whopping 900mm. As you might expect, this rather unorthodox choice of setup comes with some unique challenges. The first and most obvious issue is the sheer weight. While Sony's 600mm f/4 is remarkably light, it still tips the scales at almost seven pounds, and with a lot of that weight far away from the photographer's body, it is quite a lot to handle. The second issue is the insanely narrow angle of view, making it very difficult to put the subject in frame and keep them there. Still, it looks like a ton of fun! Check out the video above to see how they did.