Would be making a short trip to NY at the end of October, just wondering if its a friendly place for photographer....was in Beijing and Shanghai on two separate trips and found that its pretty safe to wander around early at dawn...like 5am on my own, even into alleys. Guess NY is not as safe? Or is it?
Planning to bring along my own 20D, 24-70L, but not sure if 70-200 f4 would be useful. Am making arrangement trough a contact to borrow a wide, which would be the best option? Ultra wide
10-22 or 16-35 or 17-35 or 17-40?
Also, hope to see if its possible to lay my hand on a 28-105 f4, but most likely it would not be available.
Plan to visit art museums too, but would be visiting mainly Art Schools. Day itineries would begin at 8.30 am. Would be free mostly in the evenings.
I am not adverse to carrying a little more weight, Gears brought on my previous trips include D70 + AFS17-35 +AFD80-200N(2-touch) + Compact Drive +a CF Tripod with Mg Head and a 12in pwr-bk which I carried throughout the trip in my crumpler.
Might bring along an old iBook instead on this trip, so maybe can leave it in the Hotel Rm Safe.