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Registered: ‎07-02-2014

70-200 f/4 L Lens

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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Posts: 3,807
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: 70-200 f/4 L Lens

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

 

Tim Campbell
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Registered: ‎03-06-2013

Re: 70-200 f/4 L Lens

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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Re: 70-200 f/4 L Lens


@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?

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Re: 70-200 f/4 L Lens

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. Smiley Happy
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Posts: 425
Registered: ‎01-19-2014

Re: 70-200 f/4 L Lens


@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. Smiley Happy

yea!

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Re: 70-200 f/4 L Lens

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

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
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Re: 70-200 f/4 L Lens

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

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