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Old 27th of October 2006 (Fri)   #1
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Default Gray Color L Lens

Hi,
Stupid question: I just received my new 70-200L lens and I am very excited since everyone has said how geat these are. BUT- all the posts refer to the as white lenses, but mine is more of a gray color. Is this normal? When I look at the pictures on Canon's website, they appear white. Thanks I am new to this hobby and love this forum. Thanks.
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Old 27th of October 2006 (Fri)   #2
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Default Re: Gray Color L Lens

They are not exactly white white, more of an eggshell color. When you say gray, do you mean battleship gray or a hint of gray?
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Old 27th of October 2006 (Fri)   #3
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They are grayish white. Posts a pic of it so we can see what you have.
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Old 27th of October 2006 (Fri)   #4
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Default Re: Gray Color L Lens

All I can contribute to your question is that mine's white. But no matter what color it is you'll love the 70-200L.
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Old 27th of October 2006 (Fri)   #5
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Default Re: Gray Color L Lens

White-ish gray! I find my two telephotos sort of light cream color.
Yes, they're not pure white...
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Old 27th of October 2006 (Fri)   #6
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More beige than white, I'd say...
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Old 27th of October 2006 (Fri)   #7
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Mine is a little grayish white as well
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Default Re: Gray Color L Lens

Never once seen a "grey" L lens. Every single one I've yet to see have been the eggshell/beige color.
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Is this thread for REAL?

(you'll be asking us what colour the sky outside our window is next! )
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Whilst taking heart from all these replies - just consider the number of photographers on POTN that have WB issues, THESE are the same people you are asking what colour their lens barrels are!
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Mine are white. And I use them to custom-white balance my pictures since they're usually the only white objects I can find close by.
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Yes this is totally normal. Don't worry.
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Quote:
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Is this thread for REAL?

(you'll be asking us what colour the sky outside our window is next! )
The beauty of this forum is that you don't have to look at every post, so what does it matter . If you think this is a waste of time, then why did you click on the link?
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Default Re: Gray Color L Lens

Thanks! I asked the question because I wanted to make sure I didn't receive a lesser quality lens or something like that. Again I am new to this and look to all of you experts for advise. Thanks for your help- it is kind of eggshell-grayish so it appears this is normal. I am going to go try it out now!!!!
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have fun - it's a great lens - I've had mine for about 9 years now and I always have it attached to my camera.
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