Traditionally, professional photographers have shied away from superzoom lenses, as the sacrifices it took to create such a large focal length range were simply too great to make them viable for their demands. On the other hand, they might be worth a second look, especially if you are a landscape photographer. This great video essay discusses why a superzoom lens can often be the ideal choice.
Coming to you from Henry Turner, this interesting video essay discusses why superzoom lenses can be such a useful tool for landscape photography. Such lenses can be a real boon for several reasons. First, there is the tremendous savings in weight and bulk that comes with carrying a single lens instead of multiple options, which is particularly important in a genre that often requires you to hike multiple miles. Furthermore, because landscape photographers typically shoot at narrower apertures, the issues with sharpness and low-light abilities are less prominent. And newer superzoom designs feature much better image quality than those of even a decade ago, making them worth a second look. The best part, though, is that they are typically much cheaper than higher-level options. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Turner.