"With a telephoto lens, you can find interesting compositions even in dull landscapes," adds Valtteri. "Finding little details, playing with light in the scene and focusing only on that. It's much harder to do that with a wide angle. Plus, it's much easier to include wildlife in the scene too."
With a similar functionality to the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
lens, which Mike suggests for EF mount users looking for a super-telephoto landscape lens, the Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM
also has a Zoom Touch Adjustment ring, while also offering quicker Nano USM focusing and an extra stop of stabilisation when used with a camera such as the Canon EOS R5
or EOS R6
. "Here you have a lens that is the same size as the EF 100-400mm lens and a little lighter, yet offers more focal reach," says Mike. "When you're shooting with the EOS R5, it is possible to get sharp handheld images with shutter speeds as slow as 1/8 sec at the 500mm focal length.
"Many people would think of this focal range only for sports action and wildlife, but it's also great for landscapes," Mike continues. "It's about looking at landscapes in a different way, isolating areas or details such as groups of trees. One nice feature is the Zoom Touch Adjustment ring, which enables you to adjust tensioning for the zoom, according to the subject you're shooting. It also stops the focal length changing by accident if you tip the lens up or down."