Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Anne of Slow Shutter Speed.
My catch-all lens is my Sigma 18-300mm zoom.
Anne said to take one lens for a walk; I went for a ride instead (hopefully, that still counts). For days out on the bike, my 18-300mm lens covers all eventualities — macro, through landscapes, to distant objects. A lot of our routes follow the canal networks in Scotland & I’m often shooting across the canal to far objects.
I modified a holster bag to fit my Klik Fix system on the handlebars & Snappy sits comfortably up front, ready for action. If I see something, I can quickly stop, grab snappy from the front, take the shot & be on my way again.
My chosen lens can give me a landscape shot with sheep in it or get me right into the field with them without climbing fences 😂
It’s great for canal landscapes (canalscapes??? is there such a term; if not, I’m copywriting it).
Distant objects become much clearer.
Even wildlife that is reasonably close becomes much sharper.
A versatile lens, it works very well in a macro setting.
Some of my favourite shots were taken of distant hielan coos in a field across the canal; the final one with the calf & its mum is definitely one of my favourites.
32 thoughts on “One Lens to Take Them All — Lens-Artists Challenge #233”
Beautiful world you live in , Jez! Of course I must chime in with the mama and the little one. Such a versatile lens well packed!
Thank you so much, Leya 😊 It really was right place, right time & right lens for once 😃
Honestly, hands down, the kissing mama, was a fave. So sweet. I love that you shared your bag and how you get around on your bike, with it. That is often the true challenge, isn’t it? I also love the swans, the flowering tree, and the path along the canal. You have convinced me, I need to make that my “go to” lens. Have a nice weekend, Jez.
Thank you so much; have a great weekend as well 😃
Lovely shots I envy you those close ups
Thanks, Appeltjie 😊
Would you say Sigma zoomy is you precious? 🤣 (BTW canalscapes is totally a word.)
My preciouses 😂
Well Jez, of course you knew the mum and calf would be a favorite for everyone, present company included!! There is much to be said for a good zoom lens as you’ve clearly shown. And I loved your canalscapes 😊
Thanks, Tina 😊
Great post. I like the shots of your kit. Canalscapes! There is such a word now. Mum and calf are priceless. Excellent.
Thanks, John 😊
Beautiful scenes Jez!
Thank you so much 😊
Awe, so sweet!
Thanks, Rupali 😊 I was so lucky to have caught their interaction on camera 😃
Your gear is certainly amazing, Jez. Which is the reason behind your lovely captures 🙂
Thank you so much, Hammad 😊
That is a sweet lens. Terrific photos Jez 😀
Thanks, Cee 😊
These are beautiful.
Thanks, VJ 😊
Last one’s my very favorite!
Thanks, Rebecca 😊 I think it is up there in my top 10 😃
Snd that’s saying something! 🙂
Great images from you and your chosen lens. Love the calf and its mom. Thanks for joining in.
Those tow paths a re great way to get around and see so much wild like, ever so good Jez 😀…..and you have coos 🤗
Thanks, Brian 😊 I think the coos are proving popular 😃
How cute is that calf!! Great pic, Jez!
Love that camera bag adaption. It looks very useful for those trips in the field, Jez!
Thanks, John 😊 I can’t believe no one makes a handlebar mountable camera bag!