What's Better for Photographing Wildlife: Zoom Lenses or Prime Lenses? (VIDEO)

It's another one of those age-old questions for photographers: what's better for photographing wildlife, zoom lenses or prime lenses? In the below video, photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup put both zooms and primes to the test while weighing the pros and cons of each.

The dynamic duo go on location for their lens comparison guide and then offer recommendations for what is the best glass to capture wildlife.  

"There are a ton of great zoom and primes for wildlife, but which is better?" Tony Northrup asks. "Chelsea and I are going to walk you through the advantages and disadvantages of each. We're going to give you specific recommendations for your camera system and we're even going to show you how to save maybe even thousands of dollars on great photography gear."

Watch the tutorial below where the couple talk about lens size, usability, sharpness, aperture, reach, price and other factors to consider when choosing zooms vs prime lenses. Make sure to check out the description in the video to see their recommendations for their favorite Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus MFT lenses for shooting wildlife.

And, of course, don't forget to subscribe to their channel to get all of the Northrup's great photography content. Speaking of long lenses, you should also check out this video where a trio of photographers experiment with what it's like to shoot portraits at 900mm!