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Oct 29, 2011 17:15 |  #16

haven't been out in public with mine yet but I always thought..."Armani" when I see one...like serious stuff.


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Oct 29, 2011 17:21 |  #17

irukandji112 wrote in post #13324910 (external link)
I know some people say white lenses draw unwanted attention, but when you have a white lens on the camera people tend to: stop from walking in front of you while you're taking a picture, walk around you, duck under the lens etc.
Plus I wouldn't really care if it were to be black or not, as long as the IQ is still there! =]

This statement above is absolutely true. Just today I was given some undeserved courtesy at a crowded event I was shooting. I guarantee it was my big white lens. So at a crowded event, there is this benefit. However someone shooting with a large black lens could possibly get similar treatment. There are probably more times when I want to stay inconspicuous and the white lens does not help in that regard. I have a black covering I put over my white lenses when I shoot in these situations.

If I had my choice, I would prefer that all Canon lenses were black.




  
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Oct 29, 2011 17:28 |  #18

I think I would prefer they were black, but it isn't a big deal.


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Oct 29, 2011 17:31 |  #19

Nope


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Oct 29, 2011 17:33 |  #20

JeffreyG wrote in post #13326053 (external link)
I think I would prefer they were black, but it isn't a big deal.

I'm pretty much in the same boat. I find black more attractive myself, but I've got bigger problems in life than the lens' color :) Interesting thread though...I didn't know the L lenses were white to protect fluorite elements.




  
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Oct 29, 2011 17:55 |  #21

aren't all the the "white" lenses large?
so is it the size or the colour that draw attention?
combo perhaps


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Oct 29, 2011 17:58 |  #22

You-by-Lou wrote in post #13326172 (external link)
aren't all the the "white" lenses large?
so is it the size or the colour that draw attention?
combo perhaps

I notice a lot of times shooting sports that there may be a Nikon shooter around with a D3s + 70-200 VR. To me, since the Nikon 70-200 VR is black, the rig does seem to be a little smaller looking than my 1D4 + 70-200/2.8 II.

But this is a relative thing. I mean, the D3s + 70-200 VR still looks like a big friggin camera, so that's why I'm not sure the lens color is all that big a deal.

Neither looks like an i-phone or anything.


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Oct 29, 2011 18:18 |  #23

MrGooch, you may have stumbled on a cottage industry, making black covers as the camouflage one in this thread.

There will be folks that would buy it, that fill exactaly as you do . and others who dont care that its grayish white.....


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Oct 29, 2011 18:29 as a reply to  @ Bianchi's post |  #24

I prefer white lens.


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Oct 29, 2011 18:59 |  #25

No.




  
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Oct 29, 2011 19:10 |  #26

O.K. so you like white, but how about the paint quality? Why does white paint chip or wear off so easily?



  
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Oct 29, 2011 19:31 as a reply to  @ mrgooch's post |  #27

JuliusUpNorth wrote in post #13326003 (external link)
I think in hot weather the white lenses are great. In winter, they make for good camouflage!! :lol:

Julius

Mine still very new, time will tell how it will hold up.


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Oct 29, 2011 20:25 |  #28

I think the white color is nice. Ever since I own a film camera, the lens is always black.


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Oct 29, 2011 20:52 |  #29

the white definitely draws more attention than the black. sometimes i see people staring at me when i pull my eye away from my eyepiece. haha. the white does chip off because it is painted over the metal whereas the black is the color of the material instead of a paint.



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Oct 29, 2011 21:22 |  #30

I wish they were hot pink


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