David Johnston

The Difference Between a Telephoto and a Supertelephoto Lens

David Johnston
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You have two telephoto lenses, sizes medium and big. Which one do you use, when, where and what for? In this premium video, Outdoor Photography Guideā€™s David Johnston discusses the difference between a telephoto and a super telephoto lens.

David compares his 70mm-200mm telephoto zoom lens with his super telephoto 150mm-500mm lens. First is the weight, the super telephoto much heavier. With the telephoto, he photographs the trees at a range of 70mm and then at 200mm. The result is wide ranging, and also the lens is easy to carry on a hiking trip.

Then, why would you want a super telephoto lens? The 500mm feature adds significant range and can even capture small objects from a long distance. David uses super telephoto for landscape and wildlife photography.

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