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    I am going to China, Beijing & Shanghai, end December. It is on a package tour. What lenses would you bring?

    Is there anything to note when using D70 in a cold weather? Temp. around 10C to -10C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan1996
    I am going to China, Beijing & Shanghai, end December. It is on a package tour. What lenses would you bring?

    Is there anything to note when using D70 in a cold weather? Temp. around 10C to -10C.
    Just bring a wide angle. Travel light, unless you're going on a photographic trip, which I don't think you are (u're going on a package tour as stated, and others won't have time to wait for you to shoot)

    Bring spare batteries and keep the batteries in your jacket to keep them warm, or else you'll have to recharge them every night. (I had to recharge my batteries every 2 nights when I was in Shangri-la last year, temp was ~-3°C)
    Last edited by +evenstar; 18th October 2005 at 02:22 PM.
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    when i was overseas i used one of the padded cam covers to keep my hands safe...hahaha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    Bring spare batteries and keep the batteries in your jacket to keep them warm, or else you'll have to recharge them every night. (I had to recharge my batteries every 2 nights when I was in Shangri-la last year, temp was ~-3C)
    Now, where is this fable "Shangri-la" since you have been there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    Now, where is this fable "Shangri-la" since you have been there?
    China..
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    Just bring your kit lens 18-70...should be enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    China..
    I suggest you think before you type...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    I suggest you think before you type...
    What's wrong? Shangri-la is in China. Do a google search if you're not sure

    http://www.leica-gallery.net/mypix/folder-2637.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    What's wrong? Shangri-la is in China. Do a google search if you're not sure

    http://www.leica-gallery.net/mypix/folder-2637.html
    To be more precise, it is in the Yunnan Province of China

    香格里拉,云南, 中国 <= Chinese translation of Shangri-la, Yunnan, China
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    You never seem to amaze me man!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangri-la

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    Now, where is this fable "Shangri-la" since you have been there?
    Going in late Nov...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    You never seem to amaze me man!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangri-la
    Whatever you say. Go check with your local tourist agency, and ask them where Shangri-la is. There is even an airport at Shangri-la, named, Diqing Airport.


    http://www.chinaplanner.com/shangri-la/
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    Bring your best lenses! I am always amazed by people who buy expensive camera/lens but dare not to use. FYI those cities you are going to visit should be quite safe. People are very much used to cameras these days. However, dont shoot people if they don't like to be exposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    Whatever you say. Go check with your local tourist agency, and ask them where Shangri-la is. There is even an airport at Shangri-la, named, Diqing Airport.


    http://www.chinaplanner.com/shangri-la/
    ignorance is bliss... no more comment.

    ditto what tomshen said, just bring whatever you wanna carry.

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    Well, the word Shangri-la has certainly been abused. It all started I guess, with James Hilton book 'Lost Horizon', and soon many people used it freely as the name does conjure up images of mystic beauty, esp in the Tibetan areas. Notably, an area around Daocheng/Yading in Sichuan and Zhongdian/Deqin in Yunnan was referred to as the 'Last Shangri-la' by many people. Well, to cash in on the hype I guess, the chinese authorities decided to name the town of Zhongdian to 'Shangri-la'. Now you see many tour agencies doing package tours to 'Shangri-la'! (Well, the chinese authorities got what they wanted...). Now the town of Zhongdian/Shangri-la is anything but...

    Well, as to what the original poster asked, and to make this post on-topic , what lens to bring largely relates to your own photographic styles. Nobody knows it better than yourself. And don't worry abt cameras not working etc, cos usually, they perform better the their owners Precautions like extra batteries etc can be found by searching here in CS or anywhere on the web... really

    Mostly importantly, enjoy!!

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    Default Re: What Lenses to bring to China

    Thanks for all your advice.

    Will there be problem when the camera goes from warm place (e.g. hotel) to the cold outdoor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan1996
    Thanks for all your advice.

    Will there be problem when the camera goes from warm place (e.g. hotel) to the cold outdoor?
    No problem lah...... humidity level there is very very very low....... you will get cracked lip way before your camera get weather damage.......

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    eh....act bring wat depends on wat u have and what is ya shooting style....

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    Sorry to thread starter for OT, i am going to Bejing/Shanghai during early December. Have a thought before of bringing my tripod just in case these provinces have very nice night scenery. But i am on package tour too, afraid that by the time i got ready my camera, my tour guide already disappear~ abit exagerated LoL.
    So what you guys think? Anyway i am using Finepix S5500, pretty old prosumer with very bad low-light shoot.

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    Belano, I am also bringin my S5500 to Lijiang and Zhongdian hehe...

    Nuts is right...seems liek Yading and Daocheng more scenic and closer to the 'Shangrila' descrip...
    Last edited by boroangel; 19th October 2005 at 10:12 AM.

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