When you think of supertelephoto zoom lenses, you probably think of genres like sports and wildlife photography. No doubt, they are highly useful for such applications, but their value extends far beyond those applications. This great video essay discusses some of the many great ways you can use a supertelephoto zoom in your own work.
Coming to you from Park Cameras, this awesome video discusses some of the many uses of supertelephoto zoom lenses. We typically think of these lenses for applications where we simply can't get very close to the subject, such as bird photography, but you can leverage them in other ways. For example, we traditionally use wide angle lenses in landscape photography, but a supertelephoto lens can be a fantastic way to simplify an overly busy scene by picking out an interesting element and isolating it from the rest of the environment. This can also be an effective complement to the wide angle zoom, even if you already have some suitable compositions for the wider focal lengths, as landscape photography can often be a rather physically demanding pursuit, so the more shots you can get out of one location, the better. Check out the video above for the full rundown.