800mm f/5.6...lighter than 600mm f/4....nice!

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dennis Forum Pro • Posts: 17,677
Only $5K more than Sony 500/4 !

Daniel Clune wrote:

My 2008 Honda Fit sport cost me about 16k. 18K for a lens, yikes.

Years ago, I attended a "Nikon School" seminar.  (I wasn't even shooting Nikon back then).  One segment was a 15 minute slide show & talk on what you can do with a 600/4.  The instructor told us that after a previous seminar, he was taken to task by an attendee to complained that he wasted her time talking about a lens that costs as much as a small car.  His reply: "Do you need a small car ?"  Point being, most people won't need the lens and won't spend on it, but some people will decide they want it and will figure out a way to buy it.

Do you know people with boats, snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs or other expensive toys ?  I wouldn't spend $18K on a lens, because I don't do photography seriously enough to warrant it.  But some do.

- Dennis

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