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With over 20 books to his name, one can say that Heinrich van den Berg knows a thing or two about nature and travel photography. In the second part of this Canon Series interview, we asked him about his favourite lens and photo.  

TechSmart: If you had to pick Canon lens to shoot with, which one would it be and why?

Heinrich van den Berg: I have always loved my 70-200mm f2,8, which is the workhorse of all serious photographers. But my favourite lens at the moment is the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens. It is so versatile that it helps you to be much more creative when photographing.

I also use the EOS 5DS R camera, which has 50 megapixels, so by using that camera on the 200-400, I don’t need a longer lens than the 560mm that the built-in converter gives me. Obviously the 600mm f4 (which I have) does have its place and it remains an incredible lens, but if I could only have one lens, then the 200-400mm would be it.

TechSmart: What is your favourite personal photo and why? 

Heinrich van den Berg: I don’t really have a favourite photo since I am still waiting to take it! That is the great thing about photography - you never get the perfect image. There is always room for improvement. 

Find more of Heinrich van den Berg's images on his website, All images courtesy and copyright by Van den Berg. Read Part 1 of his Canon Series here

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