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What lenses to bring on a trip to China and South Korea?

 
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Mar 08, 2012 17:42 |  #16

chrisandaivi wrote in post #14052029 (external link)
I didn't even say anything about Korea. :rolleyes: WOW very defensive there buddy!!,

I think it was the way you where saying it, it makes it sound as if it's unsafe to carry equipment. Also thanks for your service in Korea and I think the china vs korea really depends on North not the south (If we're talking about governments that is)


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Mar 08, 2012 17:54 |  #17

don't worry about carrying a DSLR...you won't stand out that much...

i think your kit sounds perfect


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Mar 08, 2012 18:33 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #18

10-22 landscapes, tight shots
24-105 default lens, walkabout
light weight tripod for dslr
enjoy your trip


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Mar 08, 2012 20:13 |  #19

chrisandaivi wrote in post #14051994 (external link)
Did I say Korea and Philippines in the same sentence? If you read it properly I said ETC. And yes I have been to South and North Korea( I'm in the military, also been to DMZ, If you wanna probe into my travel life.) What's the difference between China and Korea? NONE. they are both very nice countries with different attributes. I was just giving my 2 cents to the OP that's all.

That line comparing China and Korea, sounds arrogant to me.
How would you feel if somebody say US and Canada are the same?
The Canadians might get upset, while most Americans like to say that they're Canadians when they travel - just because there are some americans who are so arrogant that half the world are trying to kill us.

Goes to show that travelling to another country is meaningless, without learning/understanding of the culture. Lots of t-shirts that says "been there, got the tee", but no substance.


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Mar 09, 2012 00:18 |  #20

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The Canadians might get upset, while most Americans like to say that they're Canadians when they travel - just because there are some americans who are so arrogant that half the world are trying to kill us.

i really don't think it's most...it's like a really really small percentage...


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Mar 09, 2012 00:38 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #21

Keith_D wrote in post #14048647 (external link)
When are you traveling to South Korea? I'm actually moving there at the end of the month!

Nice...where are you moving to? I'm about to celebrate 1 year in Changwon.

monkeymagic wrote in post #14048674 (external link)
:rolleyes:
Korea is not the Philippines, there is a very large community of enthusiastic shooters and the market for dslrs and lenses are huge there. It's not some backwater ****hole and you'll see people with big cameras, tripods and white lenses everywhere.

It's not going to be your camera that screams you're a tourist, its going to be your shorts and socks with sandals :lol:

Never understood people who don't want to stand out as tourists; that's what you are, that's what you're going to look like. It's a concern if you're going to a dangerous location where you want to blend in but Korea isn't (China on the other hand, I'd be careful).

Lived in Korea for 30 years

I think more than a tourist, people will assume you're an English teacher around here haha. Korea doesn't get a lot of tourists, especially not from the States or Canada. I have a habit of going up to random people and talking to them, and I rarely meet genuine tourists haha.

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Hi thank you all for the replies.

@ Keith, I will be in Seoul on 4th April for a couple of days then to Busan for a day and then back to Seoul for another couple of days before heading back to Aus.

I am now leaning on leaving the tripod and flash behind and taking the 11-24 (think it may be handy for landscapes and tight shots) 35L for lowlight and the 24-105. Not too sure about whether to leave the 70-200 behind or not.

On another note: Are prices for Canon gear cheaper in Korea? Anyone know about shopping in Korea? Would it be cheaper than HongKong....etc?

No, Canon gear is NOT cheaper in Korea. At best, you'll break even with Best Buy prices at home on stuff like Rebels, but a lot of the higher-end stuff is more expensive.

If you need any advice on stuff to shoot in Korea, feel free to shoot me a message or check out my Flickr for some ideas...I try to tag/map most of my photos.
Also, I agree with the 10-22 and 24-105 combo.

DreDaze wrote in post #14052319 (external link)
don't worry about carrying a DSLR...you won't stand out that much...

i think your kit sounds perfect

True...DSLRs are a bit of a fad item here...every 16 year old girl is carrying a Rebel ;)


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Mar 09, 2012 01:23 |  #22

rent a 17-55 f/2.8 IS and carry just that. you'll thank yourself afterwards.



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Mar 09, 2012 03:41 |  #23

chrisandaivi wrote in post #14048351 (external link)
None!, I grew up in Asia specifically the Philippines. I have traveled to a lot of places, china, hong kong, Singapore, etc. dslr's in general, just screams tourist!. If I was in your shoes, I 've bring a small camera. A fuji x10, G12. Something small. But that's just me.

uhh? i go philippines and always carry my dslr and my 70-200 f2.8 easily and i dont live in manila. i stay in a small town/village mate, no tourists there. loads of friendly people.


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Mar 09, 2012 07:58 |  #24

Get a 17 50 sigma u should be good!!!


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Mar 09, 2012 08:16 |  #25

dervish wrote in post #14047809 (external link)
Hi,

I am wondering what to bring on a trip to China and South Korea, i don;t want to lug every single thing.

10-22efs, 35L, efs60, 85L, 70-200L f4, 24-105L F4,580ex, tripod,

As few as possible but one that gives me the best range.
Thinking of leaving the flash behind maybe just 35L, 10-22 + 70-200.

I have a canon 40D as well

Thanks.

I would certainly carry the 85L and leave the 70-200 at home if I were trying to cut down on luggage.


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Mar 09, 2012 09:20 |  #26

Welcome to China!
I think your 1022+35L+24105L would be enough,too much gear will be a big burden for traveling.
FYI, don't worry about standing out carrying a DSLR around in China,they are very common especially in major cities. But you would want to look out for thieves.
Anyway, have a nice trip.:)




  
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Mar 09, 2012 16:02 |  #27

maplewoods wrote in post #14055697 (external link)
Welcome to China!
I think your 1022+35L+24105L would be enough,too much gear will be a big burden for traveling.
FYI, don't worry about standing out carrying a DSLR around in China,they are very common especially in major cities. But you would want to look out for thieves.
Anyway, have a nice trip.:)

Thanks, Looking forward to the trip.

@lowrider, nice korean pics.

Thanks for all the replies,

I have decided - 11-22, 35L, 24-104. leaving the rest behind. :)


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Mar 09, 2012 16:16 |  #28

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I have decided - 11-22, 35L, 24-104. leaving the rest behind. :)

What are 11-22 and 24-104? :)



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Mar 09, 2012 16:21 |  #29

By the way, when I visited my native country South Korea a few years back, for one month, I shot something like 3-4,000 photos -- all with 24-70. Although I'm usually not a tripod user, I felt it in need quite frequently. When I visit again - I hope soon - I'll be taking my recently purchased Gorilla Pod Focus along with, again, just my 24-70. Enjoy your trip!



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Mar 09, 2012 17:06 |  #30

SYS wrote in post #14058112 (external link)
By the way, when I visited my native country South Korea a few years back, for one month, I shot something like 3-4,000 photos -- all with 24-70. Although I'm usually not a tripod user, I felt it in need quite frequently. When I visit again - I hope soon - I'll be taking my recently purchased Gorilla Pod Focus along with, again, just my 24-70. Enjoy your trip!

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