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Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« on: February 08, 2013, 12:31:00 PM »
Hey guys and gals,

I am one of those who doesn't really like the attention that my 70-200 2.8L IS II can bring. I got creative with some gaffer's tape and fixed my "problem"!

I know I may receive some flak from those who would see this as the equivalent of a putting bumper sticker on a Ferrari, but for me, I suits my needs quite well and I'm quite happy with how it turned out!  :D

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Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« on: February 08, 2013, 12:31:00 PM »

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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 12:33:22 PM »
Where did you buy the tape? I heard the regular one from B&H leaves residues.
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 12:36:09 PM »
I actually don't remember where I got it but (edit: I got it on Amazon: JVCC Premium Grade Gaffer's Tape). I did some research and I've heard both ways. I did a test where I put a small piece on the bottom for a few weeks and it came off quite easily with no residue. I'm sure if it does leave residue I can carefully get it off with goo gone or something...
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 01:56:21 PM »
If it gets really hot for a while and is left on for weeks or months, it might leave some residue. Not sure how much, if any, as I haven't done this before. Interesting thought, and probably easier to remove than any of those lens wraps that you can buy.
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 02:04:11 PM »
You forgot to stencil "AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II" on your black lens.   :-X
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 02:36:12 PM »
You forgot to stencil "AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II" on your black lens.   :-X

I knew I'd get one of these!
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 02:47:31 PM »
You forgot to stencil "AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II" on your black lens.   :-X

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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 02:55:40 PM »
You forgot to stencil "AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II" on your black lens.   :-X
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Preemptive strike?  The off-white can be conspicuous.  I do wonder, though - Canon paints the lens white for a couple of reasons, one of which is to keep the internal temperature of the lens lower in the sun (the other is shameless marketing, of course!).  Probably not a big deal.
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 03:07:32 PM »
Good for you if that you get your desired effect.

I'm sure the off white paint keep the temperature down - I've been shooting on some hots days lately and I'm glad the white paint is there.

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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 03:12:05 PM »
You forgot to stencil "AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II" on your black lens.   :-X

If anybody asks  say its a prototype and I've signed an NDA

Haha! Maybe a picture of me using it will show up on this site:)

Good for you if that you get your desired effect.

I'm sure the off white paint keep the temperature down - I've been shooting on some hots days lately and I'm glad the white paint is there.

Cheers

I will be sure to be aware of the heat--if it were getting too hot would I be able to tell by touch, do you think?

Thanks!
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 03:27:02 PM »
LensCoat (can be removed in seconds and is residue free)..... just sayin'   ;D



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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 03:36:50 PM »
If the 100 L and the 135 and all the nikons survive the heat, then this will too. "Shameless marketing" is much easier to believe.
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 03:40:57 PM »
If the 100 L and the 135 and all the nikons survive the heat, then this will too. "Shameless marketing" is much easier to believe.

Yup, the "big whites" are supposedly painted that way so that excess heat does not cause the fluorite elements to expand, but on a lens like this it's purely marketing.

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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 04:09:17 PM »
We love our white lenses, people think we're professionals!!   ;D
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Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2013, 04:18:29 PM »
LensCoat (can be removed in seconds and is residue free)..... just sayin'   ;D



I looked at LensCoat but I think mine looks better ;)
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