It’s so you don’t have to carry around a monstrous son of a bitch lens like this guy:
How much do you suppose a lens like that weighs? I bet a lot, and I can’t imagine it’s any fun carrying that thing across international borders.
It seems like way overkill to take a photo of a turkey, but to each his own. Mrs Lite, our local Guatemalan tour guides, and I all found this scene hilarious, and I’m happy I had my iPhone handy to capture the memory.