Following last month's announcement of a lens with the world's highest zoom ratio, Nikon has just announced the longest lens in its current lineup: an 800mm f/5.6 full-frame-compatible super-telephoto. While the company has made longer lenses before such as the 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8.0, this 800mm is its longest ever to use autofocus. It's designed for shooting sports and wildlife and is dust- and drip-proof.
The lens isn't quite out of development, but it'll be shown to professional photographers at the British Open golf championship next week, and Nikon also plans to exhibit it to the public at the Photokina show in Cologne, Germany this September. There aren't any details yet on release date or price, but whenever it comes you can bet it's going to be a lot.