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Mar 23, 2013 11:35 |  #196

Thanks for the advice. I've started scoping out shots in preparation for the trip!

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You've got to go up Mori Tower in Tokyo at night. Daytime, of course, is good too, but nighttime views are spectacular and you can take endless shots of Tokyo from above - from 180 degree angles. In Yokohama go to the Landmark Tower in Minatomirai. Same amount of awesomeness.

The rest depends on how long you are planning to be there and how you are planning to spend your time. But the two locations above are an absolute must.


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Mar 23, 2013 11:42 |  #197

Mikedie wrote in post #15717124 (external link)
Some pics from me too

I really like that Sensouji one.

Anyone that can give tips on good locations, that would be great!


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Mar 23, 2013 14:06 |  #198

rezcar wrote in post #15746760 (external link)
I really like that Sensouji one.

Anyone that can give tips on good locations, that would be great!

You should also go to Odaiba. And you will have a great view from World trade center Tokyo (external link)

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Mar 23, 2013 23:13 as a reply to  @ Mikedie's post |  #199

Thanks, I was checking out the Flickr Tokyo HDR group and saw your guys' shots there as well. Very nice!

I assume the shots from skyscrapers are from observation decks/floors where you have to shoot through glass and can't bring in a tripod?


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Mar 24, 2013 00:57 |  #200

rezcar wrote in post #15748523 (external link)
Thanks, I was checking out the Flickr Tokyo HDR group and saw your guys' shots there as well. Very nice!

I assume the shots from skyscrapers are from observation decks/floors where you have to shoot through glass and can't bring in a tripod?

Mostly yes.. but on Moritower there is a Skydeck (the roof) there is no glas in your way.
You cant use tripod.. but you can use gorillapod.


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Mar 25, 2013 09:16 as a reply to  @ Mikedie's post |  #201

Cool, thanks!


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Mar 25, 2013 09:21 |  #202

You can use a tripod at Landmark Tower and at Tokyo Tower. Mori Tower - depending on luck. Large professional ones are a no-no. A small portable one will be very handy and no one will say a word, though.

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Mar 25, 2013 19:54 as a reply to  @ Arutemu's post |  #203

I have a Pedco Ultrapod 2. Haven't tested it out yet, but it should be ok. Easy to carry in a bag also.

I also have a Manfrotto arm thing that clamps to a post or a table. Kinda heavy tho.


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Mar 25, 2013 20:32 |  #204

great shots Mikedie!

The roof of Mori Tower also has these rails with "flat spots" where you can rest your camera to get a long exposure. I was careful and had my hands just around the camera just in case. The angles aren't always good, but I fixed that in post processing. But like the others said, you should be fine with a gorillapod. They make you check in your bags and tripod, etc if you have one.




  
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Mar 25, 2013 23:40 as a reply to  @ Z32's post |  #205

Thanks Z32,
(Z32 as in VG30DETT?)

So they make you leave your bag and you just take your camera and whatever small things with you?

Wait, we're all taking DSLRs, right?


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Mar 26, 2013 03:23 |  #206

rezcar wrote in post #15755303 (external link)
I have a Pedco Ultrapod 2. Haven't tested it out yet, but it should be ok. Easy to carry in a bag also.

I also have a Manfrotto arm thing that clamps to a post or a table. Kinda heavy tho.

I took my Gorillapod DSLR zoom (external link) with me. it served me so well. you can bend it around rails. so convinient. especially at places like Moritower.

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Thanks Z32,
(Z32 as in VG30DETT?)

So they make you leave your bag and you just take your camera and whatever small things with you?

Wait, we're all taking DSLRs, right?

Actually they didnt check my bag at all. but a friend told me you cant bring a tripod up there

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Mar 26, 2013 07:52 as a reply to  @ Mikedie's post |  #207

Great shot of the illuminated trees Mikedie!


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Mar 26, 2013 07:55 |  #208

tokyo sky tree

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Apr 02, 2013 20:48 |  #210

rezcar wrote in post #15755990 (external link)
Thanks Z32,
(Z32 as in VG30DETT?)

So they make you leave your bag and you just take your camera and whatever small things with you?

Wait, we're all taking DSLRs, right?

yes, Z32 as in VG30DETT =) They made me go up the escalator to the coat check to check my bag and tripod. And yes, I took my DSLR and gorillapod up to the roof, but mostly shot off the "flat spots" on the rail.

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