Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 87

Thread: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

  1. #21

    Default

    To TS, I would say don't listen to those others. They already know what they need to shoot/want to shoot. As for you since you're still unsure of what you want to shoot and how to effectively use your gears, you should bring everything along. The rest are just describing their ideal set up because their style is different

  2. #22
    Moderator keithwee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    LittleRedDot
    Posts
    7,890

    Default

    Actually bring along the 14-42 and the 45/1.8 if u really need to choose.

    Reasons are the 14-42 will most likely be your 'used for 80% of the time lens' being someone still discovering your shooting habits.

    The kit lens covers 28-84mm , good for street (28~50mm) and the remaining comes in useful when u need the extra reach. These figures are in 35mm equivalents

    using the 2x teleconverter on the EPL6 gives u a 168mm reach on the 14-42mm, sufficient for most users.

    The 45/1.8 will be useful for u to experience shooting with a prime and because it's f1.8 , u may like to use it in low light conditions since the 14-42 kit lens is slower from f3.5 to f5.6.

    There's no really 'right' focal length lenses to bring along for a trip. U will find out your preferred shooting lengths with practice.

    For comparison I bring along a 12-35/2.8 (now 12-40/2.8) , 17/1.8 and maybe a 7-14 for trips but u shouldn't be splurging in lenses now until u find your current collection limiting u.
    Last edited by keithwee; 10th December 2013 at 09:50 PM.

  3. #23

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by darkies View Post
    so which mean bring 14-42mm shall be enough ?
    Yup, enough for me. But may not be enough for you, or someone else

    If this will be your first trip with these camera/lenses in your possession, like what others have mentioned, no harm bringing everything. You will learn what you use and what you don't. Take note, tweak things for your own style/needs for trip #2, trip #3, and so on.

  4. #24

    Default

    I'd suggest to bring along your kit and zoom.. the zoos in Taiwan don't exactly allow u to get close to the animals like Singapore.. hence u really need the zoom.. in some cases, even my 45-175 required the 2x digital Teleconverter to get a tight crop of the animal.. I can't comment much on the prime as I don't see a use for me.. most of the time on the streets/night markets, you'd be using the wide angle end.. 90mm not very effective in Taiwan streets imho.. but then again YMMV
    Sigma 2470 & 70200 f2.8 | EM1 | Oly 1240 f2.8 | EM5 | Oly 1250 | Pana 45150 | Ricoh GRD IV

  5. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    123

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    will it be enough for me to bring 8gd memory for my 8 days trip in taiwan without bringing my laptop over there for transfer

  6. #26
    Senior Member shierwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    3,335

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    To summarise: Total weight under 1 kg

    1. Bring all 3 lenses
    2. Bring extra SD card. If memory run out or card corrupted you are stuck!
    3. Extra battery
    4. Bringing tripod?

  7. #27

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by darkies View Post
    will it be enough for me to bring 8gd memory for my 8 days trip in taiwan without bringing my laptop over there for transfer
    Probably not, even if u shoot jpegs only. Get a 16 just in case. It's easy to get trigger happy in taiwan
    hi

  8. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    139

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    I am going taiwan for a short trip from tomorrow over the weekend. Will be bringing my 12-35 and 35-100. Maybe can bump into some fellow clubsnappers.

  9. #29

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by poison1 View Post
    I am going taiwan for a short trip from tomorrow over the weekend. Will be bringing my 12-35 and 35-100. Maybe can bump into some fellow clubsnappers.
    what a coincidence! i'm heading to Taiwan in a couple of days!

  10. #30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by darkies
    will it be enough for me to bring 8gd memory for my 8 days trip in taiwan without bringing my laptop over there for transfer
    When I was at Taiwan for ard 10 days, 1 x 8gb was enough (I did bring extra cards). Shot in jpg using my canon S90.
    But it better to bring few cards, SD cards are quite affordable.

  11. #31
    Member Aikiway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    on the east side of Singapore
    Posts
    278

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by darkies View Post
    can anyone advise ? currently i had : M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f1.8 please advice(using olympus Pen EPL6)
    Bring all. But if it falls down to one, the 14-42 will do. Nevertheless, it depends on your style of photography.
    ==================================================
    Canon 5DMK3 |Fujifilm X-E2, X-T1|

  12. #32

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    Travel advisory for Taiwan, due to the smog condition from PRC blowing towards Taiwan.

    Here and here

  13. #33
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    123

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    wow lot of people are heading there . me will be there mid of next week.
    thank for the inform.

  14. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    123

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    will PM my Taiwan friend over there to find out the weather condition next week

  15. #35

    Default

    I'm here in Taipei right now. Skies are dull, but no issues with air pollution. It is the typical cool weather here, with occasional light drizzle.
    KF Photography
    Thanks for viewing!

  16. #36
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    123

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    thank will updated if got shoot an swee swee sweet photo.. can't wait for next week

  17. #37

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    My rule of thumb.

    "if in doubt, close your eyes and anyhow grab one lens. Then lan lan use it even though you hated it soo much"

    Cheer!

  18. #38
    Moderator keithwee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    LittleRedDot
    Posts
    7,890

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lewissac View Post
    My rule of thumb. "if in doubt, close your eyes and anyhow grab one lens. Then lan lan use it even though you hated it soo much" Cheer!
    !_! what if u end up grabbing a Olympus 75/1.8 instead ? But a good idea to minimize burning those brain cells

  19. #39
    Moderator rhino123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    NA
    Posts
    5,247

    Default Re: which lens shall i bring for my Taiwan holiday trip ?

    My rule of thumb... if in doubt bring all your m4/3 lenses, extra SD cards and more batteries. And also bring your tripod, monopod and flash. If too lazy, just buy a prosumer with 28 to 600mm camera and an external flash... and thats it.
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
    My lousy shots

  20. #40

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by keithwee View Post

    !_! what if u end up grabbing a Olympus 75/1.8 instead ? But a good idea to minimize burning those brain cells
    Do some portraits lor. FX equivalent of 150mm. Still can lah.
    KF Photography
    Thanks for viewing!

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •