But I'm going to play around more and try to find a fast enough shutter speed and an ideal distance to shoot from (too close-up, too magnified definitely requires a much steadier hand than I possess), so that I'll be able to handhold this big lens and get people pictures.
Because this lens definitely captures them in a different way than my other lenses. And I kinda like it.
FYI ... above photos (original crop) taken in dim light with the following settings:
800iso, f/2.8, 1/320 sec.
800iso, f/2.8, 1/125 sec.