Mention landscape photography and focal lengths, and almost universally, photographers will think of wide angle lenses. And while the wide angle is the bread and butter lens for most landscape photographers, you could be missing out if you don't also carry a telephoto lens, and this great video will explain why.
Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this great video talks about the benefits of using a telephoto lens in landscape photography. While wide angles are highly effective for capturing the beauty of an entire scene, individual elements and more unique compositions can be had by grabbing a longer lens. And the great thing is that for landscape work, you don't need the widest-aperture (and most expensive) options with image stabilization since you'll mostly be shooting at narrower apertures and on a tripod. For example, while Canon's top option is the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens is a highly regarded option that will work just as well, plus it's only a third of the price of the former option, and it's smaller and lighter, making it great for long hikes. Check out the video above for more.