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Apr 09, 2008 13:24 |  #16

dawei213 wrote in post #5292682 (external link)
Haze filter won't filter out population you see in the air. It gets pretty bad at time, but there are days (very few) when it's good.

Well obviously not. They're so many it's frustrating at times, but don't believe those cheap sellers on eBay claiming their population filters work. I tried one in front of the Forbidden City and it looks just as, if not more, populated in print as it looked in real life.

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Apr 09, 2008 13:28 |  #17

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Been to Beijing a many times, it's pretty damn smoggy, if you didn't experience it you were lucky...At times you can barely see the end of the block....really!

Don't know why the OP called it haze - it's as you said - smog.


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Apr 09, 2008 13:41 |  #18

lol built in GND filter? :)


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Apr 09, 2008 14:57 |  #19

I am thinking this filter is most appropriate if the haze there is that bad.

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Apr 09, 2008 15:05 |  #20

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Thanks! We're really excited and will have a Chinese friend to travel with us. I guess, I just hope for good condtions and go with the flow.

Pray for some rain. That is the only thing that can clear the air. China's air is some of THE worst air I have ever seen. Terrible, just terrible air quality.


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Apr 09, 2008 15:47 |  #21

lowcrust wrote in post #5293877 (external link)
Well obviously not. They're so many it's frustrating at times, but don't believe those cheap sellers on eBay claiming their population filters work. I tried one in front of the Forbidden City and it looks just as, if not more, populated in print as it looked in real life.

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I want a population filter, we could use a billion less people.




  
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Apr 09, 2008 16:39 |  #22

You should see their children's toys! :D

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Pray for some rain. That is the only thing that can clear the air. China's air is some of THE worst air I have ever seen. Terrible, just terrible air quality.


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Apr 09, 2008 16:41 |  #23

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We'll be going on a trip to China in June. I heard that a lot of Chinese cities have permanent haze on most of the days. As a tourist I can't wait for better conditions. So does a haze filter help? Any other tricks to get good pictures?

Not if the haze is anything like the haze in New Delhi!!

Ground-penetrating sonar might be useful though. :D


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Apr 09, 2008 16:44 |  #24

Double Negative wrote in post #5292691 (external link)
Don't count on it. ;)

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Apr 09, 2008 16:46 |  #25

I've been a few times and never saw the sky. I noticed I never saw any birds either.


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Apr 09, 2008 16:46 |  #26

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Haze LOL your kidding It's called air pollution :rolleyes:
It's unbelievable the Olympics is being held over there. What were they thinking??

ERM...

Something along the lines of: "a civilization with 3000 years of history and huge economic growth"

Don't knock it till you've tried it.

I don't think I'd try to get rid of smog with a filter. I'd embrace it, photographically that is and just shoot what's there.


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Apr 09, 2008 18:20 as a reply to  @ DocFrankenstein's post |  #27

STOP...WAIT a minute...What's a population filter?


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Apr 09, 2008 18:31 |  #28

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I've been a few times and never saw the sky. I noticed I never saw any birds either.

You can see the sky there in strong wind, usually. Happened to me a few times, here's the proof from last visit (end of March) ;).
As for the birds (and other wildlife), my chinese friend always tells me - "Chinese people eat EVERYTHING (and there are so many of them), that's why there is no wildlife in China".
Actually, now I remember I saw plenty of birds in Beijing, regular doves and sparrows, of course. Also you can see some stray cats in parks like BeiHai.


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Apr 09, 2008 20:01 as a reply to  @ verygreen's post |  #29

Look at the bright side. You don't have to stay late or get an open horizon to shoot sunset. Nice sunset into the smog by 5 or so:

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Apr 09, 2008 20:03 |  #30

Double Negative wrote in post #5295117 (external link)
You should see their children's toys! :D

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Don't you mean our children's toys. ;)

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