This week Anne wants us to “take a lens for a walk.” I have 3 favorites that I use on a regular basis. First up is the canon 24-105mm. I use this one primarily for family and pet photos.
But is also works nicely for landscape photos.
My next go-to lens is the canon 100-400mm. If I’m trying to photograph birds or distant subjects, this is the lens that I use.
Although the 100-400 is not a macro lens, it works well for close up photography as long as I can maintain the minimum focusing distance. For this reason, I will more often than not take this heavy but useful lens on hikes.
The last lens that I use regularly is my canon 100mm macro which is absolutely my favorite! I love bringing detail to life. Early in my career as a clinical laboratory technologist, I discovered that I loved microscopy. Being able to see red cells, white cells, platelets, bacteria and fungi close up was fascinating to me. Below are 2 macro images with the 100.
The 100mm macro also serves as a great prime lens which is something I need to remember more often.
As my love for macro photography grew over the years, I investigated getting into microscopic photography. Deciding that it might be too expensive, instead I purchased the canon MPE 65mm which is a 1X – 5X macro. It is full manual, requires great light and absolutely no movement of subject or camera. It’s great for rainy days when I don’t want to walk.
Thanks Anne for a great challenge!
18 thoughts on “Lens Artists Challenge – A One Lens Walk”
These are ever so good Nora. Too many to pick a favourite 🙂
Thanks for sharing all of your lenses with us, Nora. A gorgeous set!
A great post, Nora! I understand why you love microscopic photography. To see details in this world is a gift.
Great great photos Nora. M’lady is a retired med tech. She loves looking at platelet slides. 🤷♂️
Awesome post Nora! I admire you for taking your heavy lens on hikes. Now, this is funny. I accidently brought my macro lens into the Sacramento Zoo instead of the 55 – 200 lens. I decided not to go back to the car and change it. I wanted to see what a fixed 80 mm could do. I’m now editing the pictures and I’m amazed at how well it did. Thanks for joining in. Again, great post and beautiful images.
All wonderful results. Good morning, my Sunshine and my Jessi. 😊
Wonderful photos all around. 😀 😀 Your bird shots are remarkable with your 400 lens. 😀
Well said and shown Nora – your images are wonderful – I especially loved the two grands in your first image!
What is the name of the spice in the last photo in this article?
Those are peppercorns
black and white pepper. very good