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colour canon extender

EFFS 2 19 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 10:28AM

I have a Canon 1.4x II extender and a 1.4x III one. The 1.4x III one is slightly lighter in colour. Physically I mean.
I wonder if someone has both of the extenders too and would be so kind to confirm this mild difference in colour.

I am asking this because I suddenly thought my 1.4x III extender might not be a genuine Canon one!

Many thanks!


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mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 10:51AM
I seem to recall Canon changed the shade of white a few years back. If you have registered the item with Canon for warranty I would say it is original.
EFFS 2 19 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 11:01AM
Thank you mikehit!
khump3 5 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 12:26PM
Canon have changed the colour slightly of their new range of lenses and convertors.

EFFS 2 19 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:49PM
Thank you khump3. That is good to know!
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
14 Nov 2012 5:29PM
why did you buy the mk III one as well ?
EFFS 2 19 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 10:07PM
I use both of them on different cameras.
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
15 Nov 2012 6:20AM
i thought the mk III was for the new canon L lens's , if you don't have one of those does the new mk III give better images than the old mk II ?
EFFS 2 19 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 7:22AM
No, the mk III works fine with my Canon lens which is not the newest one. I just exchanged one of my two 1.4 II for the mk III so I can't tell you if the images are better. They are certainly good! It looks like the AF is slightly faster too.
Johno450 e2
3 24 1 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 12:06PM
As with the above comments..... Canon changed the shade of white on their new super primes, L series zoom lenses and Mk III converters.
I use both the 1.4x Mk III and 2x Mk III converters on my 300mm f2.8 IS USM II which Canon designed and paired them for..

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