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klibble
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Oct 27, 2006 10:57 |  #1

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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Oct 27, 2006 11:06 |  #2

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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Luckie8
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Oct 27, 2006 11:06 |  #3

They are grayish white. Posts a pic of it so we can see what you have.
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Oct 27, 2006 11:07 |  #4

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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Oct 27, 2006 11:08 |  #5

White-ish gray! :D I find my two telephotos sort of light cream color.
Yes, they're not pure white...


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Pete
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Oct 27, 2006 11:08 |  #6

More beige than white, I'd say...


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dbiggs
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Oct 27, 2006 11:10 |  #7

Mine is a little grayish white as well


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Ronald ­ S. ­ Jr.
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Oct 27, 2006 11:11 |  #8

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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Oct 27, 2006 11:18 |  #9

Is this thread for REAL?

(you'll be asking us what colour the sky outside our window is next! ;-)a)


1DsMkIII | 1DMkIIN | 70-200 f/2.8L IS | 24-70 f/2.8L | 24-105 f/4L IS | 17-40 f/4L | 50 f/1.2L | WFT-E1 & E2 Transmitters - Click Here for setup advice | CP-E4 Battery Pack x 2 | ST-E2 | 580EX | 550EX | 430EXII | 420EX | Tripod + monopod | Bowens Esprit Gemini 500W/s heads & Travel-Pak | All this gear - and still no idea :confused:

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Oct 27, 2006 11:19 |  #10

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!


1DsMkIII | 1DMkIIN | 70-200 f/2.8L IS | 24-70 f/2.8L | 24-105 f/4L IS | 17-40 f/4L | 50 f/1.2L | WFT-E1 & E2 Transmitters - Click Here for setup advice | CP-E4 Battery Pack x 2 | ST-E2 | 580EX | 550EX | 430EXII | 420EX | Tripod + monopod | Bowens Esprit Gemini 500W/s heads & Travel-Pak | All this gear - and still no idea :confused:

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PacAce
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Oct 27, 2006 11:27 |  #11

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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Oct 27, 2006 11:31 |  #12

Yes this is totally normal. Don't worry.


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fstop212
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Oct 27, 2006 11:35 |  #13

TeeJay wrote in post #2177457external link
Is this thread for REAL?

(you'll be asking us what colour the sky outside our window is next! ;-)a)

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? :rolleyes:




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klibble
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Oct 27, 2006 11:43 as a reply to fstop212's post |  #14

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!!!!


Canon Rebel XTi w/17-55 kit lens
Canon 70-200 L/, Canon "Nifty Fifty"
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Bogen 3021Pro Tripod w/488RC2 Head
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fstop212
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Oct 27, 2006 11:52 as a reply to klibble's post |  #15

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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