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70-200 f/4 L Lens

AllNoAll
Occasional Contributor

Hey,

 

So I just purchased the 70-200 f/4 L series non-IS lens and instead of being pure white it is more greyish/tanish color. Is this normal. Most images I see have it as pure white. I purchased it from Best Buy.

 

Thanks,

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TCampbell
Esteemed Contributor

Yes, the "white" lenses are actually slightly off-white with a bit of a grayish "putty" like color.

 

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da

hsbn
Reputable Contributor
Like Campbell said, it's normal. Advertising photos tend to make things whiter to look more attractive. It's a great lens. I love it.
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cale_kat
Valued Contributor

@hsbn wrote:
Like Campbell said, it's normal. Advertising photos tend to make things whiter to look more attractive. It's a great lens. I love it.

Really? Deep and enduring affection?

hsbn
Reputable Contributor
You bet. It is my first L lens. Bought it in 2000 for less than $400 (it was a deal on Dell). I used it so much that the rubber for the focus/zoom had turn white. But I got some of those silicon cloth (to clean guns) to clean it, and now it's sparkling new. 🙂
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cale_kat
Valued Contributor

@hsbn wrote:
You bet. It is my first L lens. Bought it in 2000 for less than $400 (it was a deal on Dell). I used it so much that the rubber for the focus/zoom had turn white. But I got some of those silicon cloth (to clean guns) to clean it, and now it's sparkling new. 🙂

yea!

ebiggs1
Forum Elite

It is a very good lens.  Well worth the money.  You will love it too. Ignore the sarcasm here.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

cale_kat
Valued Contributor
I wasn't being sarcastic, I was trying to be funny!

SORRY