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27-11-09, 09:06 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Funnily enough, you don't seem to see banks of Nikon lenses. I'm sure they exist - but you don't notice the black.
So is the beige marketing or for some scientific reason?
Supposedly scientific, and you can actually order Nikon lenses in the same colour although they will charge quite a lot more for the privilidge of looking like a Canon user!
We all seem a very parochial lot in Britain, we forget or overlook that the rest of the world uses the same equipment and that environmental conditions are very different to here. The grey paintjob is supposed to keep the inside of a sealed lens cooler than a matt back one and thus keep the optics better aligned. In an environment where a photographer might go from searing heat outdoors to an air conditioned building (there's even an indoor ski slope) the step in temperature can be dramatic, something we don't have to deal with thankfully!
I'm sure this was a rhetorical question & you knew all this anyway!
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