Does anyone know whether Nikon have produced a white 2.8 80-200 AF-S lens???? I found a picture of one (see link below). Does anyone know whether such a lens exists. Or is this a very good photoshop fix??
Neill, Yes, Nikon does make white Nikkors. But I am not sure whether or not they are available out side of Japan. The lenses the I have seen available in white are 17-35 f/2.8 AF-S, 28-70 f/2.8 AF-S. 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S. 300 f/2.8 AF-S, 400 f/2.8 AF-S. Although I have been here (Japan) for almost four years, I have never seen anyone out and about shooting with one. The lenses are identical with their black counterparts, minus the white paint.
While I'm pretty sure that other focal lenths are available in white, I'm not sure what they are. I beleive that all of the AF-S series Nikkors are available in white, but you have to ask for them when you order the lens. Kinda spooky looking lenses, but neat non the less.
I'm thinking about picking up a white 17-35. Hmm, now, how to get it without my wife finding out? Oops, that would be another forum! lol
Actually, Nikon calls it Light Grey not white and there are four different lenses available. 28-70 F/2.8D IF ED, 80-200 F/2.8D IF ED, 300mm F/2.8D IF-ED, 400mm F/2.8D IF ED; all AF-S series lenses. The following link should take you to further information on these lenses. Towards the bottom of the list you will see reference to "Selected Lenses Now Available in Light Grey."
I wouldn't worry about that. Anyone who knows cameras can always tell the difference between the major manufacturers such as Nikon, Minolta and C*N*N. Besides, C*N*N lenses are white (aren't they?), while the Nikon lenses are light gray. DD
That's an argument, but it would be real understatement to use the white/grey lens. The silly think you're a Kwannonian, but experts will see you are a NIKONIAN! The real perfomance is located inside the lens!