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sagittariansrock

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Color of the 2x III
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:52:49 AM »
I seem to recall it was the same color as the 70-200 II. I brought it out after several weeks and they look very different. Do Canon's white lenses change color like mature cherrywood in the sun (just not that gracefully)?
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Color of the 2x III
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Re: Color of the 2x III
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 12:58:45 AM »
Mine are not exactly the same colour either. The extender is a little greyer. I think they have both always been like that though.
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Re: Color of the 2x III
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 02:29:37 AM »
The white changes colour, I recently commented on this same phenomena as my ten year old 70-200 f2.8 IS and  practically unused tripod ring it came with are completely different colours, yet they started out identical.

There are at least two original whites too, the MkII superteles and the MkIII TC's are a different colour to the older stuff, but they all change colour quickly with use.
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Re: Color of the 2x III
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 07:05:23 AM »
The 70-200/2.8L IS II is 'old white'.  I think it was the last lens to use the old paint.  The MkII superteles, MkIII extenders, and the 70-300L are 'new white'.
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Re: Color of the 2x III
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 04:12:13 PM »
Thanks for the info. I guess I really need to hurry up and get the lens coats. Then they'll all look the same :)
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Re: Color of the 2x III
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 04:55:29 PM »
Canon HAD to do something, after all Nikon was was using the new black. It has higher DR. (Darkness Resolution)
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Re: Color of the 2x III
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 04:55:29 PM »