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#1 Deepak Bajracharya

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:59 PM

Namaste,

Recently purchased the Aaton XTR plus package with the Canon 8-64mm zoom.

The seller advertised the zoom as the good one that is grey not black.

My question: What is the speciality of the grey body from black besides the color of the lens? Like Sharpness, contrast etc.

Your knowledge in this regard is highly appreciated.

With best regards,
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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 04:54 PM

Namaste,

Recently purchased the Aaton XTR plus package with the Canon 8-64mm zoom.

The seller advertised the zoom as the good one that is grey not black.

My question: What is the speciality of the grey body from black besides the color of the lens? Like Sharpness, contrast etc.

Your knowledge in this regard is highly appreciated.

With best regards,



I was told by someone very knowledgeable that the black 8-64's had a internal element that was "glued" together with a optical epoxy that was prone to fogging and even failure....

-Rob-
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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:11 PM

It also has to do with the range of rotation in the focus ring. The gray model rotates 270 degrees, making the marking far more accurate.
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#4 Deepak Bajracharya

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:04 PM

Thank you both for your input. I would like to hear more about the gray model. I have yet some time to shoot with.

With best regards,
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