Popular Photography shared an image from the Italian newspaper La Stampa showing Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez using the mega Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED in Rome.
According to Popular Photography the lens that Nikon briefly made in the early 90s, which sold for $60,000-$75,000. Apparently it weighs about 35 pounds!
Read Reuters description of using this looooong lens in France back in 2007 (although they modified it to fit a Canon body).
I remember getting to borrow a Nikon 400mm lens when I was at the Mountain Workshops in Kentucky for shooting off the top of a bell tower. I thought that was pretty cool but imagine shooting eyelashes from three blocks away with the 1200-1700mm!
Here are other incredible lenses that are worth checking out for the extremist photographer!