Is this for the purpose of creating art or self-defense?

Visitor is examining a huge lens. Bangkok Photo Fair 2007 @ Bitec Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand

"Jeez, this probably won't fit into my new camera bag!"

Bangkok Photo Fair 2007 @ Bitec Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Photo fairs are great.

It's so easy to test a lens or camera which your local supplier hasn't had in stock for, well, probably ever.
Putting in your own memory card, shooting with D3 + 14-24mm and examining the picture back home is much better than reading a bunch of magazine tests, where on a next page there's a big ad of the product just reviewed.

 

Staff at Nikon stand. Bangkok Photo Fair 2007 @ Bitec Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand

Staff at Nikon stand. Bangkok Photo Fair 2007 @ Bitec Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand

 

If something's unclear, or you like additional information, the staff at the booth can help. Regardless the fact that in this case they did not speak a lot of English.

Visitor testing a big Nikon lens. Bangkok Photo Fair 2007 @ Bitec Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand

Visitor testing a big Nikon lens. Bangkok Photo Fair 2007 @ Bitec Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand