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GKPE 8, Yet more NZ ramblings from some flightless Kiwis.

 
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Aug 15, 2011 14:47 as a reply to  @ post 12937134 |  #2041

Someone one mentions selling a lens and goes silent for 4 days, someone mentions a car and there is a flury of posts :lol:

We are alive, had one kid who ended up with pnemuna and now the second one is sick .....mum and dad trying to hold it togather but dad has a snow photography itch ...... shame all the rates just turned up :(


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Aug 15, 2011 16:56 |  #2042

I hear you guys are having a bit of weather.

pleb1024 wrote in post #12928237 (external link)
Statue Of Liberty? Best way to see in my opinion is actually from the Staten Island Ferry (as its free and you dont have to stand in hours long lines), but if your go to the island itself, do the combined trip with Ellis Island.

Battery Park - There is a sculpture that used to be in front of the WTC, that shows some of the damage from when they fell, as well as a great Eagle sculpture that's a memorial.

Washington Square Arch - Mini Arch De Triomph

Wall Street?

Cathedral of St John The Divine

You'll be able to fill your time very easily.

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Thanks Daniel.
I want to do a 3 hour boat cruse which goes around the Liberty island and ellis island.
As the statue is closed, there is no point in going onto the island I think. If it was open, I don't think I could be bothered waiting in a long queue.
Too much to do in too little time I think.
Battery Park sounds interesting too. (Also free!)

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The new World Trade centre site is great from what Ive heard from friends who were there just last month... You'll have heaps of photo ops since it is heading into fall (I think...)

Enjoy!

No, should still be pretty hot in summer there. Fall Is more October.
I'll try to get to the WTC site.

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Boo Boo Boo Sounds a bit hollow in here...


Poor Peter, such tough decisions to make.

Wasn't it not very long ago that you were overhere on holiday??

Quick question: Who has the best price on CF cards at present? probably looking for a couple of 8G cards.

And, if anyone is after a cheep to run little car, the Carolla is for sale, just printed out a couple of signs, go for a WOF in the morning and then put it out on the road.

Yes it is a hard year on the wallet.
I was over in March for a family reunion. Now my sister is getting married in USA. I normally don't do holidays like this. I think we will be living on Rice & Water for a couple of months afterwards.

weka2000 wrote in post #12940053 (external link)
Someone one mentions selling a lens and goes silent for 4 days, someone mentions a car and there is a flury of posts :lol:

We are alive, had one kid who ended up with pnemuna and now the second one is sick .....mum and dad trying to hold it togather but dad has a snow photography itch ...... shame all the rates just turned up :(

Funny Huh.
I hear you had snow in Auckland. You should have photographed it.


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Aug 15, 2011 22:22 |  #2043

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I hear you had snow in Auckland. You should have photographed it.

Thats WASNT snow........ a couple of snow flakes dosnt count. Aucklanders hate missing out :lol:


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Aug 16, 2011 01:28 |  #2044

Zoom in then! ;)


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Aug 16, 2011 05:01 |  #2045

weka2000 wrote in post #12940053 (external link)
Someone one mentions selling a lens and goes silent for 4 days, someone mentions a car and there is a flury of posts :lol:

We are alive, had one kid who ended up with pnemuna and now the second one is sick .....mum and dad trying to hold it togather but dad has a snow photography itch ...... shame all the rates just turned up :(


Well, it's not like this is a photography forum or something! Oh, hang on a minute... :rolleyes:

That's pretty tough with the kids, you should let them sleep in the house during the winter.

I've had enough of rain & the cold, bring on Rarotonga, 3 1/2 weeks yeahhh




  
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Aug 16, 2011 08:14 as a reply to  @ Mark Vuleta's post |  #2046

Hey all, I am off for about a month and looking for a small pocket sized camera that packs a whole lot of punch. I have had look and there don't seem to be too many around that offer the option of manual settings :-(

Any suggestions to help me narrow down the choices?


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Aug 16, 2011 08:18 |  #2047

Depends on your budget.
The G12 is probably the best for manual settings, Raw etc.. but the most expensive.
I think a good alternative is the Powershot S95. Seems to get pretty good reviews.


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Aug 16, 2011 14:47 |  #2048

Mark Vuleta wrote in post #12943750 (external link)
That's pretty tough with the kids, you should let them sleep in the house during the winter.

I've had enough of rain & the cold, bring on Rarotonga, 3 1/2 weeks yeahhh

Hell Ive had 1 in our bed for the last 2 weeks :(

Oh sounds like a nice trip, makes me wonder why they all want to leave and all come here :rolleyes:


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Aug 16, 2011 15:14 |  #2049

Her_B4 wrote in post #12944243 (external link)
Hey all, I am off for about a month and looking for a small pocket sized camera that packs a whole lot of punch. I have had look and there don't seem to be too many around that offer the option of manual settings :-(

Any suggestions to help me narrow down the choices?

akiwi wrote in post #12944258 (external link)
Depends on your budget.
The G12 is probably the best for manual settings, Raw etc.. but the most expensive.
I think a good alternative is the Powershot S95. Seems to get pretty good reviews.

What Peter said, or if you want to maintain some depth of field, the little Panasonic GF2's are good with a fixed lens on, they do a zoom too but it starts to get a little big again then. Of the mini changeable lens cameras though, it's the Panasonics which rock, rest are average. Maybe even see if you like the Fuji X100 (I so wanted to its unreal!)


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Aug 16, 2011 18:03 |  #2050

We have a Canon S90 and its pretty good.. all manual settings... raw as well :)


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Aug 17, 2011 04:30 |  #2051

akiwi wrote in post #12944258 (external link)
Depends on your budget.
The G12 is probably the best for manual settings, Raw etc.. but the most expensive.
I think a good alternative is the Powershot S95. Seems to get pretty good reviews.

manipula wrote in post #12946547 (external link)
What Peter said, or if you want to maintain some depth of field, the little Panasonic GF2's are good with a fixed lens on, they do a zoom too but it starts to get a little big again then. Of the mini changeable lens cameras though, it's the Panasonics which rock, rest are average. Maybe even see if you like the Fuji X100 (I so wanted to its unreal!)

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We have a Canon S90 and its pretty good.. all manual settings... raw as well :)

Brilliant!! Thanks all. A wee canonmight be the deal - will see which country has the best deal :-)


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Aug 17, 2011 06:57 |  #2052

I'm off to visit B&H on Sunday.. I'll check them out for you.
Don't intend to buy anything, but I have to look


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Aug 17, 2011 19:48 |  #2053

akiwi wrote in post #12950411 (external link)
I'm off to visit B&H on Sunday.. I'll check them out for you.
Don't intend to buy anything, but I have to look

aren't they closed on a Sunday? something to do with religious beliefs...

edit: I'm wrong again, it's Saturday they're closed.


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Aug 17, 2011 20:21 |  #2054

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aren't they closed on a Sunday? something to do with religious beliefs...

edit: I'm wrong again, it's Saturday they're closed.

And thats how wars start :lol:


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Aug 17, 2011 21:54 |  #2055

I'm not sure I'd trust myself in B&H!


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