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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2013, 08:45:19 PM »
No complaints. Actually, except for the tape repair, CPS is quite impressive.

And here I was thinking the 5DIII's light leak was the only thing they fixed with tape...   :o
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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2013, 08:45:19 PM »

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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2013, 11:46:17 AM »
Get a red rubber band and your problem is solved  ::)

I am so going to start putting red rubber bands on all of my lenses.  Awesome idea!   ;D
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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2013, 11:49:30 AM »
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Plain!

Amish photographers always remove the red rings!!
Nice one, I was thinking it was the same people who suffer from the terminal illness of Nikon envy and paint their white lenses black.  Maybe they're all Amish ;D

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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2013, 01:43:07 AM »
Get a red rubber band and your problem is solved  ::)

I am so going to start putting red rubber bands on all of my lenses.  Awesome idea!   ;D

Cool.  Now I have a shorty 40mm f/2.8 L.  And a 10-22L.  :D

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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2013, 02:39:03 AM »
Glad to hear that it can be super glued back on. I was thinking of doing the same but was worried about the chemical reaction on the lens body. But based on brad-man's experience, I'll give 'er a try.

Just be careful, a little glue goes a long ways. On my 24-105 (fell off for no reason) I did this before I sold it and initially the focus ring got glued too! Luckily I barely used any glue and it spun with a little bit of force. After that, it worked just fine and you couldn't tell a difference from normal, but had I been a bit more generous on the glue I may have glued the focus ring permanently in place...
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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2013, 04:18:47 PM »



Glad to hear that it can be super glued back on. I was thinking of doing the same but was worried about the chemical reaction on the lens body. But based on brad-man's experience, I'll give 'er a try.

Just be careful, a little glue goes a long ways. On my 24-105 (fell off for no reason) I did this before I sold it and initially the focus ring got glued too! Luckily I barely used any glue and it spun with a little bit of force. After that, it worked just fine and you couldn't tell a difference from normal, but had I been a bit more generous on the glue I may have glued the focus ring permanently in place...

Thanks for the tip. I Plan to be careful.

Zen :)

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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2013, 05:21:25 PM »
I would NEVER remove it.



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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2013, 06:13:42 PM »
The same thing happened to me on my 24-105mm.  One day, I took the camera along with the 24-105 out of the camera bag and noticed something wasn't right.  I looked at it... I grabbed it.  The red ring just came off.  It broken into three pieces.  I was like "What???".  It was like a dream.

Long story short, since it broken into three pieces, I couldn't glue it back on.  I decided to put it up for sale.  To me, it just didn't look right without the red ring.
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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2013, 12:32:03 PM »
  I decided to put it up for sale.  To me, it just didn't look right without the red ring.

That's an odd way of thinking.  It was still optically the same lens and it would take the same pictures as before.

I would rather people be impressed by my photographs than my lens.  ;D
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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2013, 05:35:04 PM »
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Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
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