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    Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    If you feel that your white Canon telephoto L lenses attract too much attention, you may want to try this:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...for_Canon.html

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    I'll take the original white over the magenta and black thank you.

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    Sorry but couldnt resist...... if you dont mind being seen in public with a canon you wont mind this either....

    im running for cover......

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    Yes! Well!

    I think I'll just save my $39.99 and use it for something else. Anything else!

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    I was hoping for a chartruese and purple tartan but, none was available

    In actuality, if the "white" L lens is a problem, which it may be in wildlife photography; the easiest and cheapest way to disguise it is to cut the toe out of an old black or brown boot sock and slip that over the lens...

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    <3 pink! Purple? lol

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    *lol* They also have it for the NIFTY FIFTY...

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...for_Canon.html

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    *lol* They also have it for the NIFTY FIFTY...
    Oh God! Is nothing sacred?

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    Don't have a Canon - Guess I have to make my own lens cover for my Nikon - I'm thinking lime-green and hot pink......
    Nah, leave that for my teenage grand daughter.

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    When can i place an order?.....

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    There is actually a reason (?) for the Canon white lenses:

    There are actually those who actually keep track of things (actuaries maybe?), and when watching TV sports, it's easier to see who is shooting with Canon gear and who is shooting with Nikon gear.

    OK, it's lame, but then maybe you haven't browsed some of the ridiculous photo forums (which shall remain nameless).

    Glenn (that's pronounced differently than Glen so get it right OK?).

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    IN A SERIOUS MODE (which I am not most of the time)... The "white" Canon lenses were to reflect heat which would be detrimental to flouride elements. I think that it started with tracking cameras for missiles and aircraft.

    However, it became a sales ploy because, until recently, just about every long lens you saw at sporting events was white. This trend has subsided somewhat with the influx of Nikon telephoto lenses (and possible Sigmas also) that are being used by sports photographers.

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    Daaaayuuum! Why did I have to click on that link!

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    I think I'm about as likely to fit one of those "barbie doll makeover kits" to one of my lenses as I am to carry a handbag of similar colour!

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    In a serious mode, a black lens can get very when hot exposed to the sun (where I live, temps seldom exceed 27C, and with a constant breeze from the ocean it's not an issue that I know of).

    Most materials have a positive coefficient of linear expansion. It wouldn't take a huge temp differential to have the hot side expand relative to the less hot side and cause distortion of the lens barrel. I don't know if this has actually been measured for significance, but the possibility exists.

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    Re: Does your white Canon lens attract too much attention?

    Someday, I'm planning to buy a used 500 f/4 for eagles and small bird photography. I'll certainly install a LensCoat camo cover to reduce it's visibility (to birds) and add some protection. But my 70-200 and 400 f/5.6 will stay "naked."

    When shooting summer airshows, there is a tactile temperature difference between the black camera body and its white lens. From a practical standpoint, the air's heat waves and telephoto image magnification probably has a much greater effect on image degradation that a warm lens barrel. I suspect the white paint is more of a sales/image ploy by Canon than for some scientific advantage... I could be wrong.

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