How To: Pretend your lens is an L-Series lens

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  1. DSLR noob

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    I don't know if any of you have this level of immaturity but this is a fun way to get your lens to look like an L series lens to other photographers.

    Step 1:
    Choose a lens you want to "L-ify". Here we see the Canon EFS 18-55mm kit lens.
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    step 2:
    Find a rubber band that fits securely around the lens.
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    Step 3:
    Put the rubber band around something with a similar diameter as your lens.
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    Step 4:
    With a permanent red marker, place the marker tip on the rubber band and begin rotating the object the band is placed on. Give the band about 3 or 4 minutes to dry. Repeat for other side. I find Prismacolor's crimson red chisel tipped maker works nicely.
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    Step 5:
    Using a fine part of the marker, do the top and bottom on the rubber band.
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    Step: 6
    After giving the band drying time. Place the band at the end of your lens and vuala! A Canon "L-Series" lens. Behold the EFS-18-55 f/3.5-f/4 L
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    I added a UV filter too keep the band from going behind the bayonet hood mount. Good for head on views.
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    Later I'll try and think of a way to add distance scales, and make your telephoto white. :) (just kidding, but who knows)
     
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    oh c'mon, can't afford an L-series lens?
     
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    Haha I don't know what you're talking about, it is an L-Series lens. Could you tell I was bored as hell today? also I'm only 17 and have no job.
     
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    TIP: find a red elastic band to skip steps 4, 5 and 6...:er:
     
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    well, I have certainly seen red elastic bands of the colour required here ;)

    However,why would you want to make it look like an L lens?

    It is a bit like like "hiding" a banana under your trousere :p
     
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    Looks like a nasty colour cast in your images to me!!!:lmao:
     
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    I am not sure whats more disturbing... an EF-s 18-55 L Lens... or your Starwars Can Cap....LOL
     
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    Yeah I could've just used a red band from the start, but what kind of how to only has 2 steps?

    As for what is scarier. Probably the can cap. :) That came with a watch from burger king. My mom saw it on TV and wanted one. I got the can. Made a great place to bootleg rubber bands.
     
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    That's because I wasn't using the L lens. Actually I didn't bother white balancing my lights.
     
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    I'm in the same boat. I have the 30-90 lens of the same make. I am however, borrowing a 70-200 zoom from my uncle:drool:Which to anyone of experience probably isnt that exciting, but I'm becoming addicted to it.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! This will go perfect with the 28-105 f3.5-4.5 I painted white.
     
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    If that fools even one equipment snob just for the amount of time it takes for him to walk over and you to tell him it's a rubber band, your time will have been well-spent. :lmao:
     

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