White lens on black body

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Booyau Regular Member • Posts: 155
White lens on black body

I have the potential opportunity to pick up a used lens at a good price for my V1. The only catch is that it's a white lens and I have a black body. I already have a red lens (30-110), which doesn't look bad, but that's dark red on black.

Anybody have experience mounting black on white and can tell me how ridiculous it would look?

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David Pen Forum Member • Posts: 55
Re: White lens on black body
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I have a white 11-27.5mm more or less permanently attached to my black V1 and have never given it a second thought until just now when I read your post.

Vlasty Senior Member • Posts: 1,369
Re: White lens on black body

I recently picked up a black V2  supplementing my white V1. The white lenses from my V1 look ok on it as long as my hood and cap are white too. Mix and matching lens accessories  makes it look a bit tacky. All in my opinion though.

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Mahmoud Mousef Senior Member • Posts: 2,526
Re: White lens on black body

Booyau wrote:

I have the potential opportunity to pick up a used lens at a good price for my V1. The only catch is that it's a white lens and I have a black body. I already have a red lens (30-110), which doesn't look bad, but that's dark red on black.

Anybody have experience mounting black on white and can tell me how ridiculous it would look?

Personally I have zero issues with mixing black & white, unless my goal was to not draw attention to myself or my camera with white. But only you can answer what you can live with.

Even those with the white model V1 are finding themselves with a fair bit of black surface on the camera and lenses, so they are already mixing-n-matching. Plus the optional SB-N5 is black. No white to be had.

Your call though.

Mato34 Contributing Member • Posts: 895
Not white lens, but grey
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Don't know if this will help you, but here you have my grey 6.7-13 on my black V1:

Saludos!

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Please, excuse my poor english...

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wlad Senior Member • Posts: 1,486
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Your Nikon 1 camera will never look this ridiculous

Mahmoud Mousef Senior Member • Posts: 2,526
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jwhphotos Regular Member • Posts: 336
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I don't care about the color of the lens, but I do care how it works.

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MoBokeh New Member • Posts: 13
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Here you go: my black V1 with white 30-110 lens.  Dare I say it.......sorta Canon-like.

SavioHK Forum Member • Posts: 53
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Here you go.

Booyau OP Regular Member • Posts: 155
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Perfect! Thanks. White lens on black body isn't so bad. Not a fan of the black lens on white body, but that's just me.

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whimsicalmike Junior Member • Posts: 42
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white lenses are better and cost more if you talk to canon

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jonikon
jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 5,758
Re: White lens on black body

I had a white 10mm f2.8 (paid only $99 for it) on my black bodied V1 and did not think much of it until my wife said it looked weird. so long story short, I sold it and bought a silver lens instead, which looks kind of retro cool according to my wife at least!

- Jon

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NexMan Regular Member • Posts: 205
Re: White lens on black body

What's peoples take on silver lens on white body? I'm considering a silver 18.5 on my white V1 body (as white is currently out of stock) or should I just stick with white?

jonikon
jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 5,758
Re: White lens on black body

NexMan wrote:

What's peoples take on silver lens on white body? I'm considering a silver 18.5 on my white V1 body (as white is currently out of stock) or should I just stick with white?

Sounds good to me! 

- Jon

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