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Red Ring Riot (DIY: Lens ring color change)

 
KhanhD
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Feb 26, 2011 20:39 |  #1

Wanna start a riot on POTN with a SigmaL?

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Wanna confuse people with green, blue, purple ringed lenses? Wanna fool a thief into thinking your lens isnt a $$$$ L, but really only a $$ third party lens? Read on!

Not really hard.

Gather your materials. A scrap of sign vinyl is what I use. A sharp Xacto knife to cut your strip. A metal straight edge.
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True up the edge of the vinyl.
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Cut a 1mm strip. You DO NOT have to cut all the way through the backing.
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Apply. Try to make the seam at the bottom. A little overlap wont hurt.
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Notes:
-A scrap of sign vinyl can be had from your local sign shop. Most will just give it to you. Its available in every color you can imagine.
-1mm is the measurement I use for my Sigma and Canon Ls. Measure yours.
-Clean the lens of any finger oils before applying the vinyl.
-Pinstriping tape may be used, although idk if its available narrow enough.
-12" will do MOST lenses. The 70-200 2.8L IS took about 11".

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Feb 26, 2011 20:56 |  #2

KhanhD wrote in post #11920696 (external link)
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you sharing?


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Feb 26, 2011 20:59 |  #3

I stole it from you anyway. Neener Neener :)


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Feb 26, 2011 20:59 as a reply to  @ jacobsen1's post |  #4

That looks legit. Not lame nor cheesy.

Impressive. I bet there are some gearheads here that would pay to have it done :lol:




  
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Feb 26, 2011 21:03 |  #5

Huh, cool idea.




  
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Feb 26, 2011 21:14 |  #6

Looks cool..thanks for the instructions.


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Feb 26, 2011 21:16 as a reply to  @ DarthVader's post |  #7

I think the purple looks cool. I think the red ring on the sigma is kind of like burning a flag, but ten times worse.


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Feb 26, 2011 21:18 |  #8

cool... purple L


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Feb 26, 2011 21:28 |  #9

You deliver fast! Thanks


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Feb 26, 2011 21:57 |  #10

I'd put red for APO on my Sigs! :D Maybe blue or something on others. I like blue. :lol:


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Feb 26, 2011 21:58 |  #11

awesome, think of the possibilities




  
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Feb 26, 2011 22:06 |  #12

I suddenly wanna red-ring my 15-85 and my Sigmalux..xD


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Feb 26, 2011 22:29 |  #13

18-55 kit... *runs*


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Feb 26, 2011 22:36 |  #14

what if you're not allowed to handle sharp objects? :lol:




  
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Feb 26, 2011 22:46 |  #15

Very nice...am I the only one that thinks the Sigmalux looks really nice with the L pinstripe?

:D :lol: ;)


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