During a discussion of the intermittent CPU contacts problem you get in F-mount lenses, Ryan pointed out something I didn’t notice: Nikon makes special-order “light grey” lenses:
My comment: “That grey body is wrong in so many ways.”
The best marketing
My friend Bill Tani (Canon enthusiast) told me that painting their L lenses white has got to be one of greatest marketing moves in the history of photography. Here is what he means:
Let’s face facts. Canon used to use an inferior low-dispersion material (flourite) causing them to paint their lenses white and this becomes a brand monikor (like an Apple iPod) that takes over the sport photography market.
Bill is right.
I actually own the lens Ryan links lens (not in grey, of course):
When Mike read my comment, he wrote: “Agreed as well. Spoken as a true Nikkor enthusiast! 😉 ”
Yep, that’s me.