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    Default Do you shoot macro shots when travelling?

    Juz wondering....

    How many of you shoot macros when you are overseas on a tour? Or do u find it troublesome and concentrate on other kinds of shots instead?

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    Oh, you dunno what kind of snakes, insects and other venomous creatures
    there are in a different place.

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    i suppose that it depends on where you are going to
    but since it is just one lens, i'll bring it along

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    yes i will..
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    Wat kind of lenses do u all bring? The small 50/60mm type, medium 100/105mm (heavy and rather big in my opinion for travelling) or even 180/200mm?!

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    i only have 1 macro lens 105mm

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    I kinda like to shoot butterflies. You'll find them everywhere.
    I take along 2 lens when travelling....the 17-40 and the sigma 180 macro, double up as a portraiture lens too

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    my tele-lens is also my macro lens - 70-300 macro
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    But do you find that it is time consuming? Eg, waiting for any breeze to die down, search for ideal lighting, maybe even set up tripod and all that... Not a hassle on a tour?

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    no time for tripod most of time.. after shooting macros, even when i don't have my camera with me, i tend to look out for the little winged jewels flying around.. it's sort of drilled-into me already.. so if i have my camera with me, i just stop, compose shoot.. move on.. unless it's a really MUST HAVE kind of picture where i'll stay for more than 10mins, else just move along. Anyway, the macros i shoot wun stay long around for me also..
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    Adding a close up filter to your 70 to 200 mm lens will make it a good travelling macro setup.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by benny; 5th August 2005 at 08:10 PM.

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