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Jul 18, 2014 09:18 |  #46

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #17039487 (external link)
Simple... Use a Sharpie.

Will it shrink then?


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Jul 18, 2014 09:25 |  #47

In perception, sure.


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Jul 18, 2014 09:33 |  #48

Have you ever shot for hours under summer sun?
I don't mind my 70-200 to be white at all during these hours, but getting concerned about very hot camera top. Because its black color it is worst possible situation for burning summer sun.
I like some of my film cameras (including film Rebel) to have silver top, because of this heavy heat from the sun.
And if you don't like white for any reason, you could always cover it with neoprene.


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Jul 18, 2014 09:35 |  #49

The only thing I don't like about them is I can't afford to own more of them.


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Jul 18, 2014 09:36 |  #50

BB70Chevelle wrote in post #17039529 (external link)
The only thing I don't like about them is I can't afford to own more of them.

bw!

Oh so true.


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Jul 18, 2014 10:04 |  #51

I like the white (off-white) color most all the time. The only exception is when I am shooting birds or other wild life. Then camo color would be nice.


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Jul 18, 2014 10:38 |  #52

guntoter wrote in post #17039605 (external link)
I like the white (off-white) color most all the time. The only exception is when I am shooting birds or other wild life. Then camo color would be nice.

Like this?

http://www.lenscoat.co​m …eg-canon-100400-p-37.html (external link)



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Jul 18, 2014 10:40 |  #53

My username says it all! CASE ClOSED!! :cool:


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Jul 18, 2014 10:48 |  #54

if you want to stay inconspicuous with a black lens, then maybe consider the EF 70-300 zoom or if you dont mind prime, then the 100 2, 135 2 and 200 2.8 are great.

me personally i could care less how my lens looks like


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Jul 18, 2014 12:44 as a reply to  @ taemo's post |  #55

The white color used to bother me too because everyone would be looking at my big white lens. But after a while of using it, it sorta wore on me and I became used to it. So dont let the white color bother you. Use it because of the quality it has to offer, not because of the color. And I do agree weight has a bigger factor than color.


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Jul 18, 2014 13:56 |  #56

I walked around with a nikon 200-400 before and I get the same attention when I'm out with my 300IS

Color doesn't matter. If your gear is bigger than a point and shoot, you will get attention


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Jul 18, 2014 14:02 as a reply to  @ post 17037793 |  #57

I really like the color white (my phone and PC case are both white), but a white lens can be practical. I have gotten into some areas "closed" to the public at events because the guard saw my rented 70-200 2.8 and just assumed I was media. I was working most of those times, and had a legit media pass, but it was nice not to be stopped and asked for it.


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Jul 18, 2014 14:17 |  #58

I was named the photographer for my kids school soccer teams. Standing outside in the late summer heat, the magnesium parts of the 5DIII were hot to the touch. It was then that I understood why telephoto L lenses are white.


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Jul 18, 2014 14:43 |  #59

sandpiper wrote in post #17037676 (external link)
Mainly because the other brands don't use fluorite lens elements in camera lenses (there are some used in binoculars etc). Nikon states that they don't use fluorite because it cracks more easily than glass and is too sensitive to heat. Canon say that they are the only users of fluorite because only they have figured out how to grow large enough crystals at sufficiently high optical quality.

Besides, Nikon have also produced white lenses, although they call them "light grey", also to combat heat build up. Other companies have made them too, of the bigger name brands Minolta has done white lenses as have Sigma.

So white lenses are not unique to Canon, but they make them in far greater quantities due to the use of fluorite in the big telephotos.

So i believe have sony produced white lenses.:cool:




  
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Jul 18, 2014 14:53 |  #60

Pentax have made white lenses.


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