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So I'm going to NY...

 
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Jan 17, 2011 05:06 |  #46

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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. :)

For sure; also, our in-store inventory is completely separate from our online inventory. If we need to truck anything up from our warehouse in New Jersey for you, it's best if I can get 5 days notice to be sure of it being available in the store when you come.



  
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Feb 14, 2011 13:22 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #47

I'm picking up a 17-40L on thursday. Finally!
This journey is getting quite expensive actually: travel documents, a new TSA approved suitcase, new camera gear,... . And I still need to go shopping in NY :D


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Feb 14, 2011 21:28 |  #48

Love my 16-35/2.8 on my 5dII.


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Feb 15, 2011 10:08 |  #49

When you go to NYC...try some street meat...there is a cart by 53rd and 6th that makes great hallal food. Best to go after 7 PM.

How much did you pay for the 17-40L?


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Feb 15, 2011 10:24 |  #50

Thanks for the advice!

I payed €400 for it (around $550). It's a very good second hand one.

Another question: does anybody know a good store in Manhattan where they sell pelican flashlights? I tried Adorama, but I couldn't find them on their website.


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Feb 15, 2011 10:57 |  #51

shaun raney wrote in post #11847449 (external link)
When you go to NYC...try some street meat...there is a cart by 53rd and 6th that makes great hallal food. Best to go after 7 PM.

Fair warning. That cart is delicious but it also has the dubious honor of being the only street meat vendor where a patron was stabbed for cutting in line. Welcome to NY. Amazing how long the line gets, even in the rain. They change vendors midway through the evening, which is why the post-7pm cart is so good.


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Feb 15, 2011 11:20 |  #52

Cpt.Vanquisher wrote in post #11656682 (external link)
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.

Hahaha...There are 27,000 restuarants and untold number of bars in NYC. Depending on what you are interested in drinking -beer, wine, etc... there are many places. You may be better off in a restuarant style bar that also offers outstanding food.

Sounds like you are getting well prepared and excited. Good for you, and good luck!!!


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Feb 15, 2011 11:54 |  #53

mpclimber wrote in post #11847738 (external link)
Fair warning. That cart is delicious but it also has the dubious honor of being the only street meat vendor where a patron was stabbed for cutting in line. Welcome to NY. Amazing how long the line gets, even in the rain. They change vendors midway through the evening, which is why the post-7pm cart is so good.

A meal not worth dying for is a meal not worth having ;-)a or something....


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Feb 15, 2011 12:03 |  #54

UWA for sure. As wide as you can go, you won't regret it.

Also a telephoto (70-200 should do) for isolated street shots can be useful.

Also a low light prime for wandering around after the sun has gone down (35 or 50).

That would be my perfect three lens line-up for New York.


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Feb 18, 2011 13:00 |  #55

A shiny 17-40L is attached to my 5D now. Wow, it's wide! I'm going to have so much fun with this lens! :D


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Mar 14, 2011 10:21 as a reply to  @ Cpt.Vanquisher's post |  #56

Only 10 days 'till NYC!

I've made up my planning of things I want to do, and I'm sure it will be quite an exhausting trip :)

Day 1 (afternoon after 8 hours of flying): Chrysler building, Grand Central and Public Library
Day 2: Empire state, Rockefeller, 5th avenue, Central park, Broadway
Day 3: Walk from Grand central to South Manhattan, City hall, WTC site, Wall street, ferry to Staten Island, Brooklyn Bridge, subway to Manhattan
Day 4: Upper town west, Harlem, Yankee Stadium and back through Upper town east or central park
Day 5: no plans. A back-up day for things I missed or just for strolling around the city. And getting back to Newark before 3PM.

Is this realistic? Or is this way to much? I have totally no idea what to expect! :)


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Mar 14, 2011 10:40 |  #57

I don't think you'll have time for all that, it takes more time than you expect :)


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Mar 29, 2011 10:32 |  #58

I just arrived this morning back in Belgium and had a great time in NYC! Thanks a lot for the advices you all gave me. They were all very usefull. I did everything I planned and still had some time left. And the nicest thing was that I met a Belgian top model, with who I went out for 3 nights. Needless to say I had a great time :)

I'm definitely going back to NYC! And hopefully very soon!


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Mar 29, 2011 12:51 |  #59

Cpt.Vanquisher wrote in post #12116303 (external link)
I just arrived this morning back in Belgium and had a great time in NYC! Thanks a lot for the advices you all gave me. They were all very usefull. I did everything I planned and still had some time left. And the nicest thing was that I met a Belgian top model, with who I went out for 3 nights. Needless to say I had a great time :)

I'm definitely going back to NYC! And hopefully very soon!


i've lived here for 37 years and am still trying to land a Belgian model. you did it in 2 days. FML. ;)


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Mar 29, 2011 13:28 |  #60

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i've lived here for 37 years and am still trying to land a Belgian model. you did it in 2 days. FML. ;)

The fact that we both speak Dutch might have something to do with it :) She works quite often in NYC. If you're interested in working with her, I can give you her website. But her prices aren't exactly cheap :)


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