Rare Nikon 1200-1700mm Was Spotted Helping Photogs In France Hostage Situation

Maxime Goldbaum who is journalist at Le Monde twitted the above photograph yesterday, when people of Dammartin-en-Goële, France and rest of the world were looking at the hostage situation unfolding, involving Charlie Hebdo suspects.

We baboon's appreciate the Reuters choice for Nikon 1200-1700mm lens which helps 
photojournalists to capture dangerous situations from safer distance.

Zoomed and cropped look of Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens
Here’s a zoomed and cropped look at the lens mounted to what appears to be a Canon DSLR.
The Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens for use on single-lens reflex cameras was first used in 1990 at the Koshien Stadium, the baseball ground at which the spring high school baseball tournament is staged.

If you're not aware this rare Nikon beast measures 3 feet long, weighs 36 pounds, and cost $60,000 when it was released back in 1990's.
Normal shot to give you idea how far Nikon 1200-1700 lens can zoom.
Normal shot to give you idea how far this lens can zoom. (Image Credit : Nikon)
Shot taken at 1200mm at 130 meters away. (Image Credit : Nikon)
Shot taken at 1700mm at 130 meters away(Image Credit : Nikon)