Donald wrote:

That way a woman could simply ask "how long is that puppy?"
Or better yet, she may ask "" could I pet your puppy."

Donald you may be onto something here. I think however, that you would find an awful lot of men going out of there way to buy this telephoto equipment.

We all know that women are very much into closeness and intimacy and perhaps the smart money in this case is to go for shorter "wide angle" lenses and even macro perhaps. While the insecure types are standing back half a mile or so showing off for each other, we could be "up close and personal" and striking oil, as it were.

Besides the telephoto crowd will be so tired from packing this enormous stuff around all day they wouldn't be able to use it properly anyways.

Michael McBlane