I have called them great whites for years! I thought that was already common lingo for them?
Lenty007 wrote in post #16718257
There's a phenomenon that I experienced lately.
Whenever one goes out with a "normal" white lens like a 70-200, a 300F/4, a 400F/5.6, all the way up to 300F/2.8 (diametrical speaking) people react like "Hey you must be a pro".
Everything above that and you become an attraction, bystanders start taking pictues of you (the lens) like it's something alien.
No regretts here! Glad I could lay my hands on a second hand 400/F2.8
That made me chuckle, because it is true. Since most of my shooting is at very public places (amusement parks) I often get talked to or comments. So I am a bit "numb" at this point and really don't care if people bicker/comment because I am so used to it! Usually the comments are positive though and when I set up for a shot, the whole midway freezes and they wait for me. That is a perk of larger lenses and looking confident... Works every time.