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Nowhere Man
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Anyone have any idea how they do this or the technology behind it? I'm guessing it would seriously devalue the lens and body.

http://www.pimpyourcam.com/








Aug 17, 2012 at 06:31 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Pimp your Canon


If I'm not mistaken, those are just vinyl stickers.


Aug 17, 2012 at 06:53 PM
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Love it!! Would be great on something that already draws attention like the 28-300L! Go BIG, or go home!


Aug 17, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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johnip wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, those are just vinyl stickers.



From the press release

"Torsten Rachu, who is responsible for the conception and creative implementation of the designs, has decades of experience in airbrush design. His customers include the global players BlackBerry, Electronic Arts, Disney, Siemens, Sega, Sky, Sony, Nokia, Nintendo, Eidos, Micky Maus Magazin, Microsoft, Bombardier Transportation, Coca- Cola, Haribo, Warner Music, O2, Otis, etc. He has even designed a mobile phone for the Queen!"


So it's not vinyl . It's airbrush.
There ain't no way I'd send anything of mine away to be painted. That's a one way street to no resale value .



Aug 17, 2012 at 09:10 PM
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Not a fan of the pimping. It's like a layer of 'look at me' on top of the already Ostentatious White Lenses.


Aug 17, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Pimp your Canon


As far as I know every piece is unique. Those pimped bodies and lenses are ART. And expensive like hell!!! - saw a D4 with two lenses at ebay for (EURO) 18.000! Starting price to bid, of course! ;-)
Instead of the regular shop price around 13.000 here in germany. An price increasement of 5000 minimal! Direct purchase offer is additional 7.500 (25.500 => 31.454,26 $ ).

A photographer would buy a second body and half a dozend of great lenses instead, I guess.
Anyway this camera will find a buyer. But I would say it will end in a vitrine from beginning and never be used as a camera.

Here it is:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Nikon-D4-by-PimpYourCam-com-Nikkor-1-4-85mm-2-200mm-veredelt-Kunst-/300760756557

Ralph



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Aug 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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mco_970 wrote:
Not a fan of the pimping. It's like a layer of 'look at me' on top of the already Ostentatious White Lenses.


I'm honestly not sure which is worse



Aug 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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Aug 17, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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Aug 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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Ian.Dobinson wrote:
From the press release

"Torsten Rachu, who is responsible for the conception and creative implementation of the designs, has decades of experience in airbrush design. His customers include the global players BlackBerry, Electronic Arts, Disney, Siemens, Sega, Sky, Sony, Nokia, Nintendo, Eidos, Micky Maus Magazin, Microsoft, Bombardier Transportation, Coca- Cola, Haribo, Warner Music, O2, Otis, etc. He has even designed a mobile phone for the Queen!"

So it's not vinyl . It's airbrush.
There ain't no way I'd send anything of mine away to be painted. That's a one way street to no resale value .

Seems I was mistaken then! I was thinking of those lens skins things.



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A little too juvenile for me. Plus if you paint your camera one pattern, you'll have to paint your lenses pretty much the same pattern.

That said, doing it on a P&S is not a bad idea, though it'll probably cost the same as, if not more than the camera itself. lol

I like that white painted 50/1.8 with red ring.



Aug 18, 2012 at 01:14 AM
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Who doesn't like a big white lens with skulls and shit all over it? Come on, people, let's party!


Aug 18, 2012 at 05:58 AM
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Gunzorro wrote:
Who doesn't like a big white lens with skulls and shit all over it? Come on, people, let's party!


Well if it was painted with puppies and unicorns... I'd buy my lenses in black if that was an option from Canon. Instead, they have to wear super attractive black tube sock tops. My 300L looks like the legs of an elderly Floridian. Waaaah.



Aug 18, 2012 at 03:00 PM
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Ha-ha!

I would probably need at least two camera lens set-ups -- one decorating in "My Pretty Pony", and one in Thrash Death Metal! ;D

Or combine butterflies and rainbows with skulls and daggers. (Please, someone, stop me!)

Seriously, if I made a living photographing the Hollywood club/party scene, I'd seriously consider some ploy like this.



Aug 18, 2012 at 03:09 PM
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I'd rather pimp my camera with simple appointments like ruby shutter, set and DOF buttons, diamond AEL and AF-on buttons, gold plated screw heads and snakeskin grip cover. If you had the entire body chrome plated it would be so reflective it would essentially become invisible.


Aug 18, 2012 at 06:04 PM
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Love the 50/1.8L!!

I'm sure you've seen this painted 7D and 28-135 before... unlike Gochugogi's idea, I think this would be a wonderful theft-proofing mechanism...








Aug 19, 2012 at 01:38 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Pimp your Canon


Ya, the 50 1.8 L looks "pimped" out

Any idea how much something like this costs?



Aug 19, 2012 at 01:52 AM
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Gunzorro wrote:
Who doesn't like a big white lens with skulls and shit all over it? Come on, people, let's party!


I don't use a big white lens much for archaeology so don't have much trouble with the skulls.
As for the other - I just look carefully before I put the lens down!



Aug 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Pimp your Canon


Sorry, folks, I think this is fantastic. Not for a pro out on a job of course, but if were loaded to the max (money and beer), I would do it - not with the loudest of colors but I do think it is cool.

Bruce
www.TravelThroughPictures.com



Aug 19, 2012 at 02:28 PM
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Gunzorro wrote:
Love it!! Would be great on something that already draws attention like the 28-300L! Go BIG, or go home!


I choose go home rather than degrade my gear.



Aug 19, 2012 at 02:33 PM
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