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Going to China, can you do the packing for me? Please....

 
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Oct 26, 2010 18:52 |  #16

I am just back from Shanghai and HongKong. I took 5Dii, 24-105L, 35L and 135L, and felt I had it all covered except for a UWA. 24mm is wide enough for most shots, but I am not too keen of the performance of the 24-105 at 24mm. I used the 135 for candids and would recommend taking the 70-200.


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Oct 26, 2010 19:06 |  #17

i'd take it all except the 500D...it's really not all that much...when i went i took my 40D, 10-20mm, and 28-135mm...the 28-135mm is about the same as your 70-200 on the 5D...and i'd say it was fine and not effected by haze at all...but then again...i had some pretty blue skies a few of the days in beijing


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Oct 26, 2010 19:20 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #18

Just a quick side note. Where in China will you be going?


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Oct 26, 2010 19:42 |  #19

Most large cities in China are tightly packed and crowded. An ulta-wide would be most useful.




  
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Oct 26, 2010 20:02 |  #20

gorilla pod instead of a tripod.
24-70 if you dont' wanna rent the 24-105
and a TC and one Flash or get a 270EX


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Oct 26, 2010 20:15 |  #21

my colleague and i work in China over the summers.

this year, he had his mark II, 24-70, and 70-200, but the white lens rarely came out.
i've been happy with the 5D and the 24-105 combo.

you'll probably be doing a lot of walking and using public transportation a lot, so the less gear the better (for your back!).

definitely bring the flash and tripod- great to options to have when you decide to head back out at night after some day excursions.


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Oct 27, 2010 00:01 |  #22

Personally i'm with the 5d2 24-70 and 70-200 + tripod crowd but that's just me.


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Oct 27, 2010 07:03 |  #23

I'm going to Hong Kong, Guilin, Shen zhen


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Oct 27, 2010 07:24 |  #24

Hong Kong & Guilin should be nice. Leave your gear locked up in your hotel room in Shenzhen.


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Oct 27, 2010 09:46 |  #25

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I'm going to Hong Kong, Guilin, Shen zhen

Yeh I was gonna say, I went to Beijin, X'ian and Hong Kong last christmas and had a few observations. Other than being extremely cold, I got a lot of attention/stares from people. Not sure if that bothers you or not, but with a huge lens (aka a white one) the stares and attention might be doubled. I definitely wouldn't leave your equipment out of sight, even for a moment.
As someone else mentioned, TONS of walking around to get from place to place, so weight would def be an issue.
Can't recommend a specific lens cause I haven't used some of the lenses you owned, but when I went I had just my 28-70L and a 450D and that was plenty heavy with all the warm clothes I had to lug around. :D


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Oct 27, 2010 12:00 |  #26

Fernando.R wrote in post #11174239 (external link)
Yeh I was gonna say, I went to Beijin, X'ian and Hong Kong last christmas and had a few observations. Other than being extremely cold, I got a lot of attention/stares from people. Not sure if that bothers you or not, but with a huge lens (aka a white one) the stares and attention might be doubled. I definitely wouldn't leave your equipment out of sight, even for a moment.
As someone else mentioned, TONS of walking around to get from place to place, so weight would def be an issue.
Can't recommend a specific lens cause I haven't used some of the lenses you owned, but when I went I had just my 28-70L and a 450D and that was plenty heavy with all the warm clothes I had to lug around. :D

On that note, make sure you have a camera bag that doesnt look very suspicious, yet still offers a lot of security. I opted for a Crumpler 6MDH when I was in Europe because it looks like a messenger bag and I could have it in front of my person at all times, unlike a backpack. Make sure you don't bring a Canon bag, haha. That has "Steal Me!" written all over it.


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Oct 27, 2010 12:23 |  #27

I would bring the 5DII, a 24-105, a Canon S95. I took the 16-35 LII with me few months ago, didn't use it much except for some indoor shots.


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Oct 27, 2010 21:35 |  #28

Thank you all guys, I think I'm taking 5D mark II, 24-70, and 50 f/1.8. Any more suggestion is welcome


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Oct 27, 2010 21:41 |  #29

from my experience, I rarely use flash unless I am in caves. so I'll leave that one and the 50mm.

if I could, I 'll bring everything and stash them away in the hotel, choose whatever lens you think you might need for the day..

I usually only carry my tripod early in the morning and late.. otherwise I leave it at the room if I have time to go back.


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Nov 03, 2010 21:07 |  #30

I had the privilege to spend three weeks in China last fall. It was a trip of a lifetime and I wish I would have had a DSLR at the time instead of my S5IS. So many awesome picture opportunities. Everywhere we went we saw numerous people with cameras with huge lenses on them. I felt like my puny P&S was a joke :)


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