Announcement! My one is bigger than yours… (Lens Envy) – Nikon 800mm f/5.6 Announced
Currently Nikon’s longest AF-Lens is the 600mm f/4G VR, and that is retailing for around £7,072.00p ($9,799.00 in the US).
However, Nikon has just announced the new 800mm f/5.6. This lens will be displayed at Photokina 2012, and I’m sure it would get a lot of attention. I personally would drool all over this lens as I really would love to see what it’s like shooting with a Super Telephoto like this.
For most people, this focal length is excessive, but for Sports Photographers, it’s an essential. For me personally, I would just love to have some fun with this lens and check out its compression at 800mm!
No official statement has been made about its price, however I think it’s safe to say, it’s easily beyond my budget!
My estimate would be around the £8-9k mark, seeing as Nikon have a history of roughly being double the price of the equivalent Sigma’s, and Sigma currently have their 800mm f/5.6 for £4319.99.
Previously I’ve said it’s better to buy over than rent, but I think in this case, I think if I ever were to get my hands on this bad boy, it would definitely be a rented one for me.