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    Phildate
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    Default Going To Beijing

    I'm off to China soon and was wondering whether anyone had any advice on a couple of things:

    1. Photographing the Great Wall. Yup, I know it's going to be cold but I really want to go and see and take pics. Any areas more photogenic/less busy than others?

    2. Buying equipment in Beijing. How do prices compare in PRC to those in Singapore. In particular thinking about getting the 18-200 VR as I don't think I'll be able to get it before the trip.

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    U can try

    - Wen Yu He 温瑜河 (It's ard 5-6 ring and shld cost u abt RMB50-60 taxi fare from where u are stayin) - can see pic of the place here
    Just to add, there is a horse ranch here but u may need their permission.

    - Chao Yang Gong Yuan 朝阳公园 (near where u stay) can see pics here
    Last edited by digitalbuff; 11th January 2006 at 04:00 PM.

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    Default Re: Going To Beijing

    Quote Originally Posted by Phildate
    I'm off to China soon and was wondering whether anyone had any advice on a couple of things:

    1. Photographing the Great Wall. Yup, I know it's going to be cold but I really want to go and see and take pics. Any areas more photogenic/less busy than others?

    2. Buying equipment in Beijing. How do prices compare in PRC to those in Singapore. In particular thinking about getting the 18-200 VR as I don't think I'll be able to get it before the trip.
    Was there on 27/12/05. You may need to go in the early in the morning, less people. However, being cold, I do not think a lot of people will be there. I was not able to reach the top (4th tower). Leg no oil, so come down after reaching the 2nd tower . No nice photo from the top . Now need to train up. Must go again. There are a total of 4 towers. 1st 2 tower make up 2/3 of the length to go up. If possible bring a 10-20mm or 12-24mm lens along. Too many lanses can weight you down. Try to be as light as you can so that you can reach the top. Below are the photos:


    Use a D70 with Nikon 18-200mm VR at 90mm. Taken at 1/2 way to 1st tower.


    Nikon 18-200mm VR at 200mm. Taken at the base.


    Tokina 12-24mm at 12mm. Taken at 2nd tower.
    Last edited by alan1996; 11th January 2006 at 10:24 PM.

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