So if all the stars align just right, I think that one of the big announcements that we're going to see this year from Nikon will be the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f5. 6E PF ED VR that they're announcing the development of today.
This lens is designed to be a "lightweight" 500mm prime lens for photographers who want something like that for their big, heavy, clunky DSLR camera. This announcement is only that of the fact that the lens is being developed. Why? If I really had to guess, it's to tease photographers to let them know that something big is coming from them later on this year. And it's a whole lot better than what Kodak has been doing with teasing us about the existence of Ektachrome recently. . thephoblographer.com