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Feb 09, 2014 16:50 |  #91

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White is a heads up for the bad guy that is looking for a quick, hassle free pawn. One rationalizes that white lenses stay cool on a warm day? Drinking too much Cool Aid my friend! If this were true why have no other manufacturers switched to white? Because it's nonsense...

I like Cool Aid.


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digital paradise wrote in post #16676684 (external link)
I like Cool Aid.

and irrational thinking....


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Feb 09, 2014 19:06 |  #93

Someone forgot to take a chill pill today.


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Feb 09, 2014 19:11 |  #94

If it ain't White, it ain't right..




  
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Feb 09, 2014 19:14 |  #95

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If it ain't White, it ain't right..

That is far better than mine.


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Feb 12, 2014 07:58 |  #96

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Once a performance actually starts I find the guys standing in the back with "big white lenses" are a lot less distracting than iPhone and rebel users with flashes going off the whole way through 5 feet from the stage.

Hehe, I am glad I am finally over that fiasco stage of my kids' life.




  
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Feb 12, 2014 08:06 |  #97

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It survived my trip to Iran .....

If the reason for taping it black is travel to Iran, I can understand the reason. Pointing a largish white lens around is not taken too kindly in most of the middle eastern countries. It can the photog in trouble.

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Buy a Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 SP DI VC?


If you need a f/2.8 lens, the above suggestion is great. If not, I would get a smallish superzoom lens for travels to countries in middle east.




  
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Feb 12, 2014 08:10 |  #98

Would not that apply for a black lens as well? I'm not that familiar with that culture but aren't you supposed to ask permission before taking a picture? A white lens stands out more but people will notice you talking pictures with a black one.


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The point through this entire thread is that white lenses tend to draw more attention than black. Whether that's good or bad is determined by the person who notices you and what HIS intentions are! You choose white lenses and you assume the inherent associated risk.


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Feb 12, 2014 09:05 |  #100

I pretty much agree with everyone else in that you need to do some more work to that lens. either add the lens coat or get some tape that is matte in finish, and get it to cover better. the problem is that right now, the lens is even MORE distracting because you see a shine on the lens from the tape, you see the white lines between the tape and rubber parts, and you see the different black at the end.

As to people being photographed, if photogs can take huge white lenses into populations of people who are removed from civilization all together and take photos, i think you should be able to walk around with a 70-200 and only get an initial look. When people saw my 70-200 they would look, comment on how large the lens was, then go about their business and never give it another thought.




  
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Feb 12, 2014 12:03 |  #101

I came back from a trip to China with my 24-70 and 70-200. There were local guys spotted the red ring and white lens from a distance, but only kept watching my camera bag. Maybe that's the only thing they can grab and run. I've heard guys on drive by motorcycles grabbing bags.




  
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Feb 12, 2014 12:11 |  #102

lbpd627 wrote in post #16683936 (external link)
I came back from a trip to China with my 24-70 and 70-200. There were local guys spotted the red ring and white lens from a distance, but only kept watching my camera bag. Maybe that's the only thing they can grab and run. I've heard guys on drive by motorcycles grabbing bags.

much more prevalent if you have a shiny new iphone, camera is too much trouble to steal, unless you just leave it laying around. low key messenger bag is the way to go, and 70-200 would never make it to china if I were to go.


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Feb 12, 2014 12:40 |  #103

Here ya go. This should help: http://petapixel.com …s-with-custom-paint-jobs/ (external link)


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Feb 12, 2014 15:27 |  #104

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It's comparable to this:

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Feb 18, 2014 15:45 |  #105

Here is photographer who i posted about a while ago. He did quite a nice job.

https://photography-on-the.net …hotographer+pai​nts+lenses


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