You can think of a medium telephoto lens as the “Goldilock” lens: just the right focal length for many subjects. It’s not too wide or too “zoomy” and has a wide variety of purposes in your kit.
There are few lenses that announce “I’m a photographer!” than a large telephoto lens on the front of the camera. The size of a telephoto lens is attributable to the sheer number of glass elements and optics it contains to help you reach a far-away subject.
The long lens can be used to enhance location shoots, create extreme changes of focus and strengthen your compositions. This lesson builds on the previous lesson and includes tips on lighting and controlling focus.