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Debranding a 5DIII
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:43:59 PM »
I've seen some DSLR's where all the branding looks cleanly shaved off.  Usually they seem to be older models.  I'm wondering if there are any tutorials on doing this, but in a professional-looking way (like filling the cutout logo, finishing/painting to match, etc).

I'm aware that most of you will probably think that the idea of even attempting this is ridiculous, but if anyone has any experience doing this or has any advice that would be constructive, Id appreciate it.

I attached a pic where I roughly photoshopped what I'm talking about.

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Debranding a 5DIII
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:43:59 PM »

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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 01:16:52 PM »


I'm aware that most of you will probably think that the idea of even attempting this is ridiculous, but if anyone has any experience doing this or has any advice that would be constructive, Id appreciate it.
I don't think it is ridiculous but it must be a lot of work.
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 01:41:59 PM »
It looks clean but I'd really like to do a set of L Series "big white whales" like this one.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1214644/0?keyword=canon,200#11570912
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 01:49:28 PM »
I don't think it is ridiculous but it must be a lot of work.

Yeah to do it right I imagine it would be...

It looks clean but I'd really like to do a set of L Series "big white whales" like this one.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1214644/0?keyword=canon,200#11570912

That's awesome... I think it would be awesome to have my 70-200 all blacked out like that.  I'd feel slightly less pedofilish wielding it in public if it didn't look like I have a big cylindrical object in my face with a striped tube sock over it... 

That 200mm would look even better if the type on it were a darker grey (just visible), and the red ring also, dare I say...
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 02:22:00 PM »
I've seen some DSLR's where all the branding looks cleanly shaved off.  Usually they seem to be older models.  I'm wondering if there are any tutorials on doing this, but in a professional-looking way (like filling the cutout logo, finishing/painting to match, etc).

I'm aware that most of you will probably think that the idea of even attempting this is ridiculous, but if anyone has any experience doing this or has any advice that would be constructive, Id appreciate it.

I attached a pic where I roughly photoshopped what I'm talking about.



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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 02:25:52 PM »
Sometimes this is done in advertisements where the camera itself is not the object of interest. Might be photoshop work tough.
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 02:48:33 PM »
Sometimes this is done in advertisements where the camera itself is not the object of interest. Might be photoshop work tough.

True, I've debranded my fair share of things in photoshop, working in the advertising world.  There are a few semi-"practical" reasons why I'd like to have my camera like this in real life... but mainly for my own satisfaction to be honest.

From a somewhat theoretical standpoint:  I definitely believe that gear branding DOES effect your personal brand.  Whether someone is judging your use of one lens/body/brand over another... speculating about how much your gear must have cost you... discrediting your photos as merely a result of the luxury of having fancy gear, etc.  I feel like even if someone still recognizes the body as a Canon, it still sends the subtle message that "it doesn't matter", or more importantly "it doesnt matter to me"

Plus looks like Batman
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 02:56:04 PM »
It looks clean but I'd really like to do a set of L Series "big white whales" like this one.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1214644/0?keyword=canon,200#11570912

I got a silly question, why are canon lens even painted in white? is it to keep them cool when out in the wild or in safari's. I know wearing a white t-shirt repels heat from the body, so im assuming that this will do the same for lenses? is this so with those white lenses of today? thanks.
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
It looks clean but I'd really like to do a set of L Series "big white whales" like this one.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1214644/0?keyword=canon,200#11570912

I got a silly question, why are canon lens even painted in white? is it to keep them cool when out in the wild or in safari's. I know wearing a white t-shirt repels heat from the body, so im assuming that this will do the same for lenses? is this so with those white lenses of today? thanks.

I was actually thinking about that yesterday too..  I had the same guess after researching bags.  Kata's "ultra light" bags come in light grey as  the standard color.  I didnt read anything about that in reviews but my assumption was that it was done to reduce heat since the ultra light model is marketed toward people putting the bag through more use.

Most of the big whites are used for sports and wildlife so I'd assume its the same concept.  If it had a technical reason, I'd think Nikon would copy...
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 03:49:32 PM »
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 03:52:44 PM »
It kind of seems crazy to remove the Canon and 5D Mark III and then leave it with a big red ring...

On the white lenses - sure there may be some thermal benefit but the real reason is that they are easy to spot in TV images.... Canon gets free advertising every time a 'tog appears in the background.

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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 04:01:07 PM »
I imagine these guys could do it, but they are not cheap: http://pimpyourcam.com/index.html
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2013, 04:05:20 PM »
I'm aware that most of you will probably think that the idea of even attempting this is ridiculous, but
No the idea is not ridiculous but need to me looked with right logic. Only conceivable reasons to do this:
1) Avoid theft: would not work - Any normal thief given an opportunity would not be repulsed stealing an unmarked big camera with big glass   
2) Avoid attention: Would do the opposite - How many people look at photographer and scramble to read the model # on their camera. Most like the few who frequent forums like this. And even an unmarked rebel would raise the attention level of this group to moon.
3) Style and statement: There can be no arguments against this one. Except, be careful not to damage $3K camera!!!

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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2013, 04:14:57 PM »
No the idea is not ridiculous but need to me looked with right logic. Only conceivable reasons to do this:
1) Avoid theft: would not work - Any normal thief given an opportunity would not be repulsed stealing an unmarked big camera with big glass   
2) Avoid attention: Would do the opposite - How many people look at photographer and scramble to read the model # on their camera. Most like the few who frequent forums like this. And even an unmarked rebel would raise the attention level of this group to moon.
3) Style and statement: There can be no arguments against this one. Except, be careful not to damage $3K camera!!!

I didn't really ever consider the idea as a way to avoid theft.  You're right, I don't think that would matter.  And avoiding attention probably shouldnt be a main concern because I'd guess that I would get more attention, if anything, from other photographers.  But even then, the attention is more likely something new like "how did you do that" rather than a discussion about the 5D vs 5DII vs pro bodies vs Nikon... or whatever.

#3 is the only reason really, and being afraid to damage it is the only factor stopping me from having it done already.  If I knew I could cover the logo and have the finish perfectly match the rest of the body, I would do it ASAP.
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Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2013, 05:00:04 PM »
I plan to sell & upgrade my 5D III in future, I'm not sure this is a good idea. It looks cool though ;)
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