They say you get what you pay for, and in the case of Nikon's new telephoto lens, your pockets had better be pretty deep indeed.
Sometimes size matters, and bigger telephoto lenses make photos of distant animals possible. Nikon's 800mm f5.6 lens will doubtless have a big price tag, too.
Bigger may not always be better, though there's no doubt that photographers everywhere lust over ridiculously long telephoto lenses. Here's Nikon's latest monster, the 800mm f/5.6.
Canon has announced spring availability of its new EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM and EF200mm f/2L IS USM lenses.
A Swedish Canon executive says announcements are planned for January. My guesses include sequels to two SLRs, the Rebel XTi and 5D.
Canon's two upcoming fixed-focal-length lenses--a high-speed 200mm model and massive 800mm model--are geared for pros.