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    So I just gaffered my 70-200... thought it'll look nicer in black.

    Canon claims to have made the telephoto lenses white for a reason,
    Has anyone experienced negative effects of gaffering a white lens black?

    Perhaps on a hot day, does the hotter surface caused by black gaffer instead of a white surface cause any malfunction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Canon claims to have made the telephoto lenses white for a reason,
    Has anyone experienced negative effects of gaffering a white lens black?
    Yes. People might think you're shooting a Nikon

    Canon also claims that white absorbs less heat, so there'll be less distortion due to thermal expansion of optical elements. So now you can only shoot at night if you want sharp pictures.

    I don't know of anyone trying to test that claim. If true, it would also mean that I should transport those long lenses in an ice chest with temperature kept at a constant 20 degrees C (or whatever temperature they calibrated the lens at). Maybe I'll build a water cooling jacket for my lenses. It also means that with global warming, sharp images are going to be a thing of the past. So, remember, guys and girls, it's not your camera back-focusing, it's climate change.
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    LAWL. Water cooling jacket was running through my mind while reading your post, then you mentioned it haha

    I'll find out whether it has any effect once I finish this roll of film
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    LAWL. Water cooling jacket was running through my mind while reading your post, then you mentioned it haha
    Seriously though, if there's a water cooling jacket for people, I'm so getting one for Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    Seriously though, if there's a water cooling jacket for people, I'm so getting one for Singapore.
    I looking more towards a 'Air-Con Suit'....... powered by Solar Energy, of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    I looking more towards a 'Air-Con Suit'....... powered by Solar Energy, of course
    Spray water and let it evaporate! Evaporative cooling! horhor
    Oh, but water doesn't seem to evaporate too well in Singapore since it's so humid. I realise this when I sweat and it just drips/pours.

    They make the L lens weatherproof so you can evaporative cool.

    HMMM! no other experiences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Spray water and let it evaporate! Evaporative cooling! horhor
    Oh, but water doesn't seem to evaporate too well in Singapore since it's so humid. I realise this when I sweat and it just drips/pours.

    They make the L lens weatherproof so you can evaporative cool.

    HMMM! no other experiences?

    Hahaha..... at $1K or more for each L lens.... I won't want to put their 'Weatherproof' claim to the test

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    White is chio

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    It's like a ///M badge on BMWs
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Hahaha..... at $1K or more for each L lens.... I won't want to put their 'Weatherproof' claim to the test
    I had it tested on mine a month after i got it... with beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I had it tested on mine a month after i got it... with beer!

    Wow..... Money TOO Enough iszit.... hahaha

    But how ?? Is their 'Weather Proof' claim really as good as they said ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Wow..... Money TOO Enough iszit.... hahaha

    But how ?? Is their 'Weather Proof' claim really as good as they said ??
    Crazy people.... pour it on...it wasn't just drip drip....

    Straight after the pic taken and the roudy crowd gone, I wiped it with my shirt and wiped more with a damp cloth when I got home. The body wasn't weatherproof, but it only got on the lens.



    Was so but thinking, better that it was on this lens, and not my others (which wouldn't survive as well)
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Crazy people.... pour it on...it wasn't just drip drip....

    Straight after the pic taken and the roudy crowd gone, I wiped it with my shirt and wiped more with a damp cloth when I got home. The body wasn't weatherproof, but it only got on the lens.



    Was so but thinking, better that it was on this lens, and not my others (which wouldn't survive as well)


    Hahaha.... thats Ang Mor for you.

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    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    So I just gaffered my 70-200... thought it'll look nicer in black.
    Oie! I thought u want to gaffer ur lens in checkered burberrys fabric??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovine View Post
    Oie! I thought u want to gaffer ur lens in checkered burberrys fabric??
    NOOOOooooo!

    It's gotta be a Tweety Bird pattern, or Tweety doing Hello Kitty all in
    HAWT PEEEENNNNNNKKKKKKKKKK!


    How could you even think of any other pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    NOOOOooooo!

    It's gotta be a Tweety Bird pattern, or Tweety doing Hello Kitty all in
    HAWT PEEEENNNNNNKKKKKKKKKK!


    How could you even think of any other pattern?

    BLASPHEMY!!!
    Well,he wanted it in burberrys or LV various designs. Actually his lens will look better in purple, just like Barney~ How abt purple and green?? Milosaurus Barney!!!!
    Last edited by bovine; 20th August 2008 at 08:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovine View Post
    Well,he wanted it in burberrys or LV various designs. Actually his lens will look better in purple, just like Barney~ How abt purple and green?? Milosaurus Barney!!!!
    Yeah?

    Hmm...interesting. I guess the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L lans could look nice covered with a Purple Barney doing the Green Milowalrus. Potential marketing idea!

    We could sell that Gaffer tape to all schools, and it will be a hit cos all the parents would be 'stealin some' for their own *ehempleasureehem* use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Yeah?

    Hmm...interesting. I guess the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L lans could look nice covered with a Purple Barney doing the Green Milowalrus. Potential marketing idea!

    We could sell that Gaffer tape to all schools, and it will be a hit cos all the parents would be 'stealin some' for their own *ehempleasureehem* use.
    Remember to patent it.

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    WHEN I FIND THE APPROPRIATE PATTERNED GAFFER

    MAYBE I CAN WRAP IT IN SPAM!!!!!!!!!!

    IT'LL BE BLACK FOR NOW, BUT DM SENT ME LINKS TO SOME NICE LOOKING PRO-GAFF I MAY CHECK OUT! LAWL

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