White Nikon Lenses

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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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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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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:

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 ;)

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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What would be really cool would be a white camera body with a white lens!!
 
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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.

Yeah ! It's funny that. I think white looks nice (but i am partial to white things), but then again black looks pretty suave. Don't know really !! Mind you, i wouldn't turn down a new lens whatever the colour :mrgreen:

What would be really cool would be a white camera body with a white lens!!

Yep, too right ! :lovey:
 

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