I know parts can be expensive..but a little paint?

Started May 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
mmullen
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Re: I know parts can be expensive..but a little paint?
In reply to rickpoole, May 22, 2012

rickpoole wrote:

If you think their paint prices are ridiculous what about their lens tripod adapter rings. When I got my 70-200L f4 IS and saw the price of the tripod ring I forwarded the info to a friend who owns a precision machine shop to see if the price was as absurd as I thought. His response was holy crap! That is nearly three times what I could make them for and still make a decent profit.

Yes, but I've seen the knock-offs scratch the lens paint off, wear out prematurely and not hold the lens tightly enough.

How much is your time worth? I bought the Canon ring and don't worry about it.

As far as paint, house enamel is not going to be nearly as durable as the paint that comes on the lens. Why not just leave it be and consider the scratches character?

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