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Thread started 22 Jun 2012 (Friday) 05:16
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breney
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Jun 22, 2012 05:16 |  #1

This is just a dream train I wonder if anybody else has thought of.


I have shot air shows, and among the male photographers anyway, there is quite a competition before the show when everyone is unpacking their gear. The sounds of ooo's and ahhh's as an even bigger lens comes out of a bag. The white canon L lenses of course draw the most attention. But when a sigma 50-500 comes out, even though it is bigger than most of the canons, there's not a peep. So I wonder if Sigma would as an optional extra paint a 50-500 white, just to stick it to the canon boys!

And what is it about male photographers and having to have the biggest lens?? ;)


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Jun 22, 2012 05:55 |  #2
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It's still just a sigma regardless of colour....;)


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Jun 22, 2012 06:03 |  #3

Oh I know it is, but was just a thought! Make it look better than it is and such


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Jun 22, 2012 06:15 |  #4

I suppose many male photographers love the white EF lenses because they are white and have the red ring. Those would not buy the same lens with black and without red ring for 200 USD cheaper. White + Red Canon = professional :-)
So a white Sigma with red ring would help a bit, as long as other don´t recognize it is a Sigma.

Have to add that I have bigger white Canon lenses - but the old ones, FD type. I would be glad if I got those even a bit cheaper in black.


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Jun 22, 2012 06:16 |  #5

I wouldn't mind a few of those big white Canons!


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Jun 22, 2012 06:29 |  #6

you always have the option to paint it white... Or orange...


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Jun 22, 2012 06:52 as a reply to  @ SMP_Homer's post |  #7

No! As was said it is still a Sigma. By the way, I love my Sigmas.

BUT I sometimes also wish my L was black and not white. It is a very quick indicator. It could draw thieves. I does draw questions. At some sporting events they see white and don't let you in (unless you are one of the special few), but the equivalent lens black (Nikon and Sigma) gets in. Animals see it easier (except in winter). And so on.

But it does look cool.


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Jun 22, 2012 07:02 |  #8

I'm going to be shooting an airshow next weekend and I'll be leaving all my L lenses at home and taking a couple of Sigmas (150-500 OS and 120-400 OS) and a short Canon (35 f2 or 50 f1.4) in case I have a wander round the static display. My only 'white' L lens is my 70-200 f2.8 IS L MkI, which I'm thinking of changing to the MkII, and my others are black. I don't care what colour the lens is as long as it does the job.


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Jun 22, 2012 07:25 |  #9

Post pics after painting.


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Jun 22, 2012 13:00 |  #10

Been done already...

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Jun 22, 2012 13:02 |  #11

I would rather have a black 70-200L than a white sigma.


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breney
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Jun 22, 2012 13:13 |  #12

Oh I like Keebert! If only they would do that as an option! Like I said, here there's plenty of competition and jealousy over who has the largest longest white lens!


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Jun 22, 2012 13:14 |  #13

IMO a white lens would be less prone to temperature effects outdoors that Might cause focus shifts as it heated up. If it minimized that it would be worth having it white. Indoors it wouldn't make one bit of difference.


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Jun 22, 2012 13:16 |  #14

MattPharmD wrote in post #14616808 (external link)
I would rather have a black 70-200L than a white sigma.

Agreed. As a skinny, un-intimidating white dude, I try to be as subtle as possible when carrying expensive things in public.


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Jun 22, 2012 13:54 |  #15

breney wrote in post #14616853 (external link)
Oh I like Keebert! If only they would do that as an option! Like I said, here there's plenty of competition and jealousy over who has the largest longest white lens!

So get the old Sigma 350-1200mm and a converter for EF mount, that was one of their white lenses, should handily beat anybody who doesn't rock up with a Canon 1200mm. I think the longest white lens Nikon made was a 600mm, so you would easily put them out of the game.

Sigma also made a white 100-500mm if you don't want anything too long.

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