My son saved up some money and was dying to buy this lens. I told him it would be large. I told him it would be nearly impossible to handhold. I told him his images would be soft, and I told him he would need a steady tripod. In the end he still wanted it but I do not think he was prepared for the size and weight. This is one of those cheap mega zooms, The Phoenix 650-1300 – F8-16 and it costs about $280. I guess it’s good for taking shots of the moon, or birds. We have yet to see the quality of this sucker but he plans to shoot it tomorrow. Should be interesting 🙂
Nikon D3000 with a 4lb monster.