Are the Extenders (1.4x or 2x) available in black?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by tom_burke|3, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Does anyone know if the Canon EF Extenders are available in black? I'm thinking more
    and more that the f2 135mm + 1.4 extender would be a really nice set to have. On
    my 10 it would give me 135mm and 189mm, and on my D60 it would give me
    216mm (equiv) and 303mm (equiv).

    But it'll look awful! - black body, white extender, black lens.....
  2. Dont look at the lens, look through it ;)<br>
    I dont think they are available black from canon, but all others<br>
    (kenko, tamron, etc) extenders are available black.<br>
    &nbsp&nbsp Jakob S.<br>
  3. The Canon Extenders are not available in black. Only the Tripod Rings are made in each colour AFAIK. Respray? Clip-on cover? You could open up a whole new after-market here. More seriously ...

    I use the 135/2 + 1.4x combination on a -1v. Even at its maximum aperture of f/2.8 I have been able to obtain reasonable results (night shots of wildlife using flash). I would expect the 200/2.8 to be better, but have not tried it. From f/4 on the combination is very sharp and can be used with complete confidence. It handles comfortably but (unlike the 200/2.8) there is no provision for fitting a tripod ring.
  4. I recommend you paint the extender black, and then carefull draw a thin red line around it :)
  5. Heck don't draw the live. Get your dremel and carefully carve a line around it then paint it red. You want to get it right.
  6. Hey, I use my white Extender 1.4 with my black EF 200 2.8L USM and it looks great. Heck, even the great white L glass has black accents (focus & zoom rings).

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