White Nikon Lenses

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  1. dbrandon

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    Just wondering why nowhere seems to sell the white (i think Nikon maybe calls them grey) Nikkor lenses anymore. :confused:

    Have they been discontinued ? :(

    The real advantage of the white colour was to prevent the lens getting hot in the sun was it not ? Seems like a good idea, but i suppose Nikon must have had a valid reason for not making them (if that is the case ?)

    Anyway, if anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of all the white Nikon lenses (particuly the 70-200) :thumbup:
     
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    I've seen them on the B&H site, they might have been imported though.
     
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    I've seen a few on bhphotovideo.com
     
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    The only ones I've seen of late have been on back-order, or they've been out of stock imports. Good luck finding one.
     
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    Thank you all for the replies.

    Just to defend myself, the reason for not checking B&H first was because i'm from the UK (you might have wondered why i failed to see them there !) :)

    Hmm, wonder why they're all import models though. Oh well, the only thing that attracts me to the white coloured ones is the aesthetics, no practical reason hehe ! :D

    No white lenses for us nikon users for the time being then :'(
     
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    get black..and paint em white...or pink...or orange...or teal...

    can you paint? ahah
     
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    As much as i'd love the bragging rights and appeal of having a pink lens, i just don't think i could stomach taking the poster paints to a nice new 70-200 :D

    If i ever get one (which is a huge 'if' !) it would probably the most expensive single piece of photography equipment i'd own :confused: and i can't help thinking that i'd live to regret painting it pink ;):lol:
     
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    I wouldn't use poster paints either. Someone who does that should be shot.
    Automotive paint, I meant. Sanded, prepped properly...you'd have a very impressive lens.

    It would be hard though, without taking it apart...then you'll never get it back together...and Canon is not likely to do the repairs...
    I'd love a pink "L"
     
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    Hehe don't worry, i don't think i'd use poster paint :D

    Properly done it would be amazing, but a pricey process i'd bet. If you do ever bite the bullet and decided to give any of your glass a makeover, do post pics ;)

    Can't find any pics offhand, but aparently somebody has a white 1Ds body :drool:
     
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    ahhh, yet another wannabe canon-user ;)
     
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    :blushing: I only went and forgot to check Nikon did white lenses before i shelled out for the body ! :lol:
     
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    interestingly many Canon users really dislike the white lenses, whereas many Nikonians would like to have them white ;)

    I like them white though.
     

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