Into the Desert with Jussi Grznar and the 150-600mm Sport

Last November I chatted over the phone with my good friend Mason Mashon. He told me that him and his girlfriend Diane are planning on doing a road trip from British Columbia all the way down to Baja. The particular part of the trip I was interested in was Utah and California desert. Mason being a very creative human himself I knew we would find some beautiful zones to ride. Next thing you know we meet up in Hurricane, UT for what it turned out to be a pretty wild 2-week long ride.

On the day 2 I was walking down a hill after a great day of shooting. As I reached the last descent one of my feet slipped on loose gravel as I tried to run it out at the bottom I hit a ditched and crashed. I injured both of my legs and broke a rib. What actually broke my rib was the camera hanging on my shoulder. Lesson learned put your equipment away once you are done shooting.

Getting out of tent the next morning was quite the challenge. I was really debating if I should stay for few more days or head home. Once I climbed out of the tent and saw how amazing our next zone was I decided to stay.  I ended up staying for 8 more days which I am glad I did as we got some great photographs.

To top what ended up being one of the best trips I’ve aver been on on our last day our friend York from @iflyheli showed up with his beautiful bright red Bell helicopter. We flew around, got few aerial angles and finished flying through slot canyons. We couldn’t ask for a better end to our adventure.

What really saved me on this trip was the 150-600mm Sport lens. I wasn’t able to hike much so using a single lens with wide zoom range gave a lot of versatility. As much as I love using the prime ART series lenses this lens was a great add on to my kit.

Jussi Grznar is a commercial and action photographer splitting his time between Vancouver, B.C. and the California coast. His clients include Toyota, Bose, Dakine, RedBull, Adidas, Mitsubishi and Quiksilver. You can view his work at: or follow him on Instagram @jussi_grznar. His go to SIGMA lenses include the 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM | Art, 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM | Art, 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art and 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports.

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150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S


Designed and executed for the most demanding types of photography, the Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS Sports lens is the new standard for telephoto zooms. Boasting 2 FLD glass elements (performance equal to fluorite) and 3 SLD glass elements, the new Sigma 150-600mm Sport produces incredibly sharp images y through the entire zoom range. Chromatic aberration is controlled at the long end of the focal length through the optimized design of the glass elements and a dust and splash proof construction ensures a high degree of durability.