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Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II lens color is off ...

 
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Dec 06, 2010 04:26 |  #16

fashioneyes wrote in post #11403011 (external link)
Who cares what colour the outside is ...

The OP cares .... :lol:


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Dec 06, 2010 09:14 |  #17

fashioneyes wrote in post #11403011 (external link)
Who cares what colour the outside is ...

"L" lenses get jealous. If one appears a different color, the other lenses feelings could be hurt. Let's be a little more sensitive toward the feelings of our lenses! ;)


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Dec 06, 2010 12:27 |  #18

Your lens is completely normal. I do agree though, they should make them whiter I find the off-white really quite fugly.


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Dec 06, 2010 15:26 |  #19

rvdw98 wrote in post #11402981 (external link)
I found that a large, flat headed screwdriver works best. It took several sharp blows with a mallet, and I did end up with two lenses, but they're both perfectly white now. I think.

I tried this, but the color didn't change. You were right about the lens quantity change though. Did I use the wrong screwdriver?


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Dec 06, 2010 15:42 |  #20

MadTony wrote in post #11405578 (external link)
I tried this, but the color didn't change. You were right about the lens quantity change though. Did I use the wrong screwdriver?

Yours was too small. Need a bigger mallet too.

Big hammers may not fix everything, but they are great reducers of stress!


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Dec 06, 2010 15:45 |  #21

realmike15 wrote in post #11404711 (external link)
Your lens is completely normal. I do agree though, they should make them whiter I find the off-white really quite fugly.

The reverse is true. If they were "refrigerator white", they would quickly show dirt. I'd also be concerned about confusing a perfectly white "L" with some kitchen appliances!

I bough two cans of touch-up paint from Canon. Now, they will be obsolete with the new color of the "L" series. Who can I blame for this?


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Dec 06, 2010 16:01 |  #22

richardfox wrote in post #11405671 (external link)
I bough two cans of touch-up paint from Canon. Now, they will be obsolete with the new color of the "L" series. Who can I blame for this?

Yourself - who _needs_ touch up paint. Paint scratches don't impact image quality*.

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* Unless paint scratch gained by dropping lense, or using screwdrivers/mallets 8-)


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Dec 06, 2010 16:27 |  #23

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Yourself - who _needs_ touch up paint. Paint scratches don't impact image quality*.

Daniel

* Unless paint scratch gained by dropping lense, or using screwdrivers/mallets 8-)

I'll stop by your house tonight and leave a big scratch on the hood of your car. That shouldn't matter either, as the car still runs fine! Guess I could paint some graffiti on your house too. After all, you can still live in it!

Taking care of your equipment isn't exactly a bad thing. Yes, my stuff gets used, but I don't drag it around on the ground to "make me look like I'm a working professional" either. I'm not. And, when I sell a used lens, I want it to look as good as possible, along with working perfectly. If it looks lousy, I won't get the dollars back even if it's mechanically and optically perfect. And, if I have a lens that's having a mechanical or optical issue, I'll have it repaired before I sell. If it's too expensive to fix, I'll use it for a desk ornament or sell it with full disclosure of condition. (Honesty is my mode of operation. I don't like being cheated, and I don't cheat others). A little maintenance every now and then on any mechanical device helps in the long run! Reasonable care is a help too!

The lens pictured was on ebay. Mechanically and optically perfect. Looks like it was tossed off a mountain. Would you buy a lens in this condition? I sure wouldn't, and it SOLD for $2800. Amazing! I guess that "lens lust" negates "common sense".


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Dec 06, 2010 16:30 |  #24

Ouch, that lens looks terrible!


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Dec 06, 2010 16:32 |  #25

I really just care about how well it works. When I first opened the box, I thought, "whoa! Big lens!" Then saw the body color and thought what jon1320 thought ... is this the right color? This is my first contact with actually holding a white L lens in my hands. Then found out that white is not so white. Now, I'm more puzzled as to why people think that the body color is what make lens stand out. It is the sheer size of that lens + hood. Also, if the lens was that sensitive to heat, why not make the rubber grip a lighter color? It is true that rubber is not a great heat conductor, but less heat is still less heat ...


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Dec 06, 2010 17:24 |  #26

Well, you answered your own question. Rubber is a poor conductor, the metal body of the lens is a much better conductor. Change the color of the lens, relieve quite a bit of heat. Change the rubber, relieve little to no heat and start to hurt the aesthetics of the lens. I must say, I find the larger L's quite awesome looking (as do the smaller, black lenses as well!).

I find it funny people will go on and on about filters and everything else under the sun to improve IQ by the tiniest of amounts, but then complain that the lens is white due to Canon researching and finding out it helps improve IQ on hot days.

They know what they are doing! My black lenses get quite hot in the sun. White ones? Not so much.


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