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So I'm going to NY...

 
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Jan 15, 2011 12:41 |  #31

Thanks for all the advices and reactions! This afternoon I bought a city guide and map, so now it's time to start reading :)


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Jan 15, 2011 12:45 |  #32

You will get overwhelm by the option you have to do and see and photographic in NYC. You can spend days and days just walking in manhattan alone. Then there are also some nice spots to see and things to do in Downtown Brooklyn.


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Jan 15, 2011 13:26 |  #33

I live in NY and right now i just own a 5d and a 24-70 i don't feel held back by this lens at all :D I often wish i had something a bit wider, but i love the versatility of the 24-70. Used to own 24-105L was even nicer for walk around and the is was neat but i like 2.8 better at darker times. Take the 24-70 as well man you will find yourself at times that you'd want more focal length, i walked around all day once with 70-200 2.8 IS and that was great too. It really doesn't matter what lens you take as you will find subjects here to shoot with any lens. The question is do you want to leave a lens at home then regret it when a great photo op strikes and you don't have that particular focal length.


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Jan 15, 2011 14:13 |  #34

The only precaution I would suggest? If you choose to leave some gear at your hotel, do NOT leave it in your room. Register it with the hotel's safe. Sounds obvious, but people forget and assume it is safe in the room. Not necessarily.

Other than that simple precaution, I have NEVER had any trouble of any kind anywhere in Manhattan at any time of day or night, on streets, subways, alone, with another, or with a group.

It's pretty obvious everybody here is almost as excited about your visit as you are.

Let us hear from you when you return -- and post some shots!


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Jan 15, 2011 14:17 |  #35

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The only precaution I would suggest? If you choose to leave some gear at your hotel, do NOT leave it in your room. Register it with the hotel's safe. Sounds obvious, but people forget and assume it is safe in the room. Not necessarily.

Other than that simple precaution, I have NEVER had any trouble of any kind anywhere in Manhattan at any time of day or night, on streets, subways, alone, with another, or with a group.

It's pretty obvious everybody here is almost as excited about your visit as you are.

Let us hear from you when you return -- and post some shots!

I didn't have trouble by leaving my gear in hotel room in NYC:cool:




  
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Jan 15, 2011 22:22 |  #36

Pit wrote in post #11646972 (external link)
I live in NY and right now i just own a 5d and a 24-70 i don't feel held back by this lens at all :D I often wish i had something a bit wider, but i love the versatility of the 24-70. Used to own 24-105L was even nicer for walk around and the is was neat but i like 2.8 better at darker times. Take the 24-70 as well man you will find yourself at times that you'd want more focal length, i walked around all day once with 70-200 2.8 IS and that was great too. It really doesn't matter what lens you take as you will find subjects here to shoot with any lens. The question is do you want to leave a lens at home then regret it when a great photo op strikes and you don't have that particular focal length.

This is right, whatever the lens we bring I always find a subject that is suitable to shoot.
When I bring UWA, I shoot landscape and architecture- TS 17L
When I bring Mid-Zoom, I shoot my family and urban shot- EF 24-70L
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When I bring macro, I shoot details- EF 100 f/2.8L IS
I'm just saying that no matter what you bring, just shoot.

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Jan 15, 2011 23:50 |  #37

Great info. I will be in NYC this fall myself but will likely only have a day or two max to check out a few sights. I'll have a 10-22 UW and a 28-135.


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Jan 15, 2011 23:51 |  #38

Check out the B&H store! You will probably walk out of there with something you thought didn't need.


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Jan 16, 2011 12:07 |  #39

winmazing wrote in post #11649990 (external link)
Check out the B&H store! You will probably walk out of there with something you thought didn't need.


Any idea where to park down there ? :)


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Jan 16, 2011 13:32 |  #40

Hmm, I just bought myself a New York Pass, and just noticed that if I spend $50 at B&H I'm meant to get a free gift, and some other site says 2 free gifts if I spend $150, lol, I wonder what the gifts are.


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Jan 16, 2011 15:15 |  #41

JTX wrote in post #11652382 (external link)
Any idea where to park down there ? :)

B&H got a valet parking around the corner:rolleyes:




  
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Jan 16, 2011 15:17 |  #42

Sirrith wrote in post #11652830 (external link)
Hmm, I just bought myself a New York Pass, and just noticed that if I spend $50 at B&H I'm meant to get a free gift, and some other site says 2 free gifts if I spend $150, lol, I wonder what the gifts are.

back pack or shopping back or disposal camera - that was in October but I guess it still ss

split it up at 2 bills over 50 eq 2 free gifts




  
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Jan 17, 2011 02:09 as a reply to  @ newporthomie's post |  #43

Thanks for all the advices! And I'll definitely post some shots!

And a non-photography related question: any good bars in Midtown West? I'm staying close to Grand Central.


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Jan 17, 2011 03:08 |  #44

Sirrith wrote in post #11639067 (external link)
Dont mean to threadjack, but would you recommend buying a small/cheap tripod at B&H or adorama? And any tips on how to bargain with them? ;)

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Jan 17, 2011 03:36 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #45

Helen, is it ok if I contact you in a few weeks on the availability of some stuff at Adorama? I have a small list of things I want to buy, but I don't want to take the risk that everything is out of stock when I get there. :)


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