4 Reasons Why Every Landscape Photographer Needs a Super Telephoto Lens Now (VIDEO)

We've long sung the praises of super telephoto lenses. Last year, Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter offered three reasons why he loves shooting portraits with a 100-400mm lens. And today, landscape photographer Mark Denney weighs in with his video below on why he thinks every landscape photographer needs a super telephoto.

According to Denney, the first telephoto he ever purchased for landscape photography was a 70-200mm lens, but over the years he wanted something with a little more reach. So recently he sold his 70-200 and bought a 100-400mm super telephoto.

"This focal length is usually reserved for sports and wildlife photography, but after just a few weeks of using this lens it has quickly become my favorite for landscape photography," Denney says. "There's a lot that goes into making a great landscape image - many variables you have to consider from the time of day, lighting conditions, weather conditions, but a super telephoto lens has me thinking a bit differently lately. This longer focal length opens up a whole new world of possibilities and is one of the most versatile lenses I've ever used."

Check out the video below where he explains his four reasons why he thinks the super telephoto length is great for landscape photography, then hop on over to his YouTube channel to watch more great content. You should also check out this Shutterbug video, where photographer Jay P. Morgan of the Slanted Lens offers "5 Reasons You Should Use a Telephoto Lens for Landcape Photos."