The superzoom lens is a relatively new option for photographers to add to their arsenal, and although initially scoffed at, many are adopting them as a brilliant all-round option.
When I clicked this video, I did so as a way of listening outside my echo chamber. For as long as I can remember, I have had no interest or affection for superzoom lenses. Before they were possible to the degree they are now, the closest option was nearly-wide at their widest and a mid-range tele at their most zoomed-in. These lenses were often referred to (in some of the communities I was a part of, at least) as walkaround lenses; lenses you could throw on your camera when you're out for the day and cover most of what you'd need.
I tried them several times, I even owned one (or two?) and they just didn't do it for me. I was typically disappointed with the results and in almost every scenario that didn't require me to have to change from 35mm to 150mm in under 10 seconds, they felt like the half-measure Mike Ehrmantraut warned us against.
Well, now this brand of lens has been pushed to more of an extreme with "superzoom" lenses; might I point to the frankly absurd, Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD? The USP is of course versatility, which extends not only to what you can shoot, but you few lenses you can bring with you if you choose. But, is it worth it? Well, Tony and Chelsea Northrup believe so; what do you think?