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    i'll be taking off to vietnam somewhere in sept later this year.

    i dont know where i'll be going exactly because the school hasnt confirmed it. it'll be mainly a study trip, 10 days. but i believe there'll be some time to visit the places around there.

    i was wondering if any of you guys have some tips when shooting in vietnam, whether you have ran into any problems.

    also, what kind of weather is it over there?

    i was thinking of renting a 1DIII and some lenses cos its weather proof. weight really isnt an issue to me.

    i would really appreciate if someone can guide me along

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    Curious to know why u need to rent a camera for this trip? What's wrong with your existing camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Curious to know why u need to rent a camera for this trip? What's wrong with your existing camera?
    yea, curious too, lol

    anywais, been to Vietnam before. Think kit lens, maybe a 50mm? and a light-weight telephoto is enough

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    just looking for a canon cam which can have higher stops of ISO so that i can use my current lenses as well.

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    nah, 400iso should be fine. U should look for a cam that is light and small , unless u need a very big raw file. Tips, if u shoot anything near the street, wrap the strap around ur wrist so motorbike snatch thief won't get it. Problem is people some a bit too friendly, some a bit too shy, ha ha. range around 28-35-50 mostly enough. Bring extra batteries.

    Weather around this month to october should be raining a bit, but not that bad till need weather proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahibo View Post
    nah, 400iso should be fine. U should look for a cam that is light and small , unless u need a very big raw file. Tips, if u shoot anything near the street, wrap the strap around ur wrist so motorbike snatch thief won't get it. Problem is people some a bit too friendly, some a bit too shy, ha ha. range around 28-35-50 mostly enough. Bring extra batteries.

    Weather around this month to october should be raining a bit, but not that bad till need weather proof.
    wa ...u seem to have visited many times...when is a good time and place to go for shooting? Me thinking abt a trip later part of the year as well.... any advise?
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    Haha, I think bahibo is vietnamese

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    ya ha ha, i'm vietnamese stay in singapore. Place for shooting i think have to go up the north like HaNoi ,Sapa, those highland in the north. Weather quite rainy so bring plastic bag to cover ur cam , travel light cause need to walk a lot unless u take taxi or those motorbike taxi which may lose a lot of chance for street shoot. And of course thief target large dslr user, local photography forum report quite a few cases.

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    Default Re: going to vietnam

    will be following with a school tour, shouldnt think there will be a problem..

    not really sure which part i will be going to. will update the moment i know it. =D

    thanks guys.

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    I just returned from a trip to Northern Vietnam - Hanoi and Sapa. Beautiful place, but Hanoi was very hot, I was sweating buckets, and that's just from standing still!

    Sapa was a nice experience - but it involved lots of trekking along mountain paths, so it's advisable to travel light. I would recommend a good superzoom for versatility - there are lots of shots that you might have missed if you were changing lens

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