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metagraphica
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p.1 #1 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


Hi All, I was lucky enough to buy the immaculate MDP from PeaktoPeek that he got from PetKal last year.

Wow, what a lens!

I did a quick search but couldn't find an answer to my question in the topic so I figured I'd ask as I'm sure someone here knows the answer.

Thanks in advance.



Jan 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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p.1 #2 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


No, it's not. Let me know if/when you wanna let it go!


Jan 26, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #3 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


I could never find anything saying that it is sealed against moisture -- doesn't mean that its not, I just couldn't verify it. I hope you enjoy the lens, I will miss its brilliant optical qualities but not the weight when I am backpacking.
Paul
Hey -- I get first dibs if he ever wants to sell it!



Jan 26, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #4 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


I've owned two of them. It's not weather sealed.


Jan 26, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #5 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


+2


Jan 26, 2012 at 01:00 AM
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p.1 #6 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


Alright, I give. I've heard this "Magic Drainpipe" name for a while now. What gives? I take it the 80-200 was an incredibly good lens for the $$?


Jan 26, 2012 at 01:05 AM
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p.1 #7 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


You could say that. It's a black L that resembles a...wait for it...drainpipe with the hood attached.
Gorgeous bokeh/colors AND at 200mm wide open it rivals the 200 f2.8L in sharpness. Classic lens



Jan 26, 2012 at 01:12 AM
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p.1 #8 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


If anyone else extols the virtues of the MDP anymore, I am going to be very sad -- I'm trying to forget how great it is and remember that I needed a lighter lens. Yes, its that good....


Jan 26, 2012 at 01:25 AM
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p.1 #9 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


I take it that it is no longer produced, at least not this infamous version.



Jan 26, 2012 at 04:20 AM
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p.1 #10 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


Thanks for all the replies! Much appreciated. I was pretty sure it wasn't sealed, but wanted verification before I decided to take it out in the rain...
I'll make sure to put a rain coat on it first.

@HawksFan66 -
Canon EF 80-200mm f/2.8LTelephoto-Zoom Lens
Marketed: 1987, Discontinued: 1996



Jan 26, 2012 at 04:24 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


A bit ironic that a lens known as the drainpipe is not water resistant? Good thing Canon isn't responsible for the nickname, or it could be seen as false advertising!


Jan 26, 2012 at 04:45 AM
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p.1 #12 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


I guess 'Leaky DrainPipe' doesn't sound...well...quite so 'Magical'.


Jan 26, 2012 at 05:42 AM
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p.1 #13 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


HawksFan66 wrote:
I take it that it is no longer produced, at least not this infamous version.



err no.
since the MDP there has been 3 70-200/2.8's . the new mk2 IS is the only one I'd even consider giving up my pipe for



Jan 26, 2012 at 08:29 AM
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p.1 #14 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


picked up mine for 295.00 I would say its a 8.5-9 condition


Jan 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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p.1 #15 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


HawksFan66 wrote:
I take it that it is no longer produced, at least not this infamous version.


Ian's got it right of course. I just want to bug you...

Go Pats!



Jan 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #16 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


In hind sight, my Magic Drain Pipe was right on par with my current 70-200 f/2.8L MK II IS. I really wish I'd have kept that lens!!!


Jan 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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p.1 #17 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


reno.peterson wrote:
In hind sight, my Magic Drain Pipe was right on par with my current 70-200 f/2.8L MK II IS. I really wish I'd have kept that lens!!!


Straight swap Reno ?



Jan 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #18 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


Ian.Dobinson wrote:
Straight swap Reno ?


I'm sending it to Canon for a clean/check and calibration, if it comes back worse I'll seriously consider that straight trade option...



Jan 26, 2012 at 01:43 PM
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p.1 #19 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


I can vouch for the IQ of the MDP. The greatest bang for buck in Canon line-up right now (considering you have to buy it used).

Never tried in the rain though, and i believe i never will.



Jan 26, 2012 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #20 · Is the magic drainpipe water resistant/sealed?


I obtained one of PetKal's pipes from Tanglefoot. Great lens. I moved up(?) to a 70-200 MKII and sold the pipe locally. Like Reno, I wish that I still had it.


Jan 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
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