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When Lens Choice Is Critical, This Adventure Photographer Packs The G Masters

As an adventure photographer, L. Renee Blount (@urbanclimbr) says she is endlessly curious. That curiosity recently led her to the world’s largest cave, Hang Sơn Đoòng, in Vietnam, where she brought several G Master lenses in order to capture a variety of scenes in different conditions. “There’s just so much that’s here to challenge yourself,” Blount says. Watch as she gives a glimpse of the numerous perspectives she was able to capture on this ultimate exploration.

Adventure photographer, L. Renee Blount shares the G Master lenses she recently took to capture the world’s largest cave in Vietnam.

"There’s just so many elements – the water, the texture, the rock,” Blount explains. "Just the vastness of it. It’s an adventure photographer’s dream. You’re coming through tight spaces that open into humongous ones, so the lens choice becomes critical."

Blount carefully packed a specific set of lenses to be able to capture the shots she had in mind. She chose to use the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master to capture the vastness of The Hand of Dog, a giant stalagmite structure in the cave. She used the Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master to show the scale of the cave and all of its textures. Blount also relied on the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens to get both wide shots and close-ups shots of scenes like the Long Wall of Quảng Ngãi, also known as The Great Wall Of Vietnam.

Blount, who first picked up a camera in 2017, shares her gratitude for the opportunity to go on such an adventure. That being said, the conditions were wet, dark and dirty - an incredibly challenging environment for photography. Still, the G Master lenses shined.

“We’re in a place that’s super remote. We’re going through waist-deep water. We’re getting rained on. We’re going through the jungle. There’s all types of things to get the shot and to be here, so the lenses, I need them to be super reliable. And the G Master lenses deliver on that, really no matter the condition.”

See more of L. Renee Blount’s work on Instagram @urbanclimbr.


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