Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

  1. #1

    Default Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    Hi all,
    I know this has been discussed many times. But I would really like some advice from fellow CSers...

    Going to Beijing this Dec. Not sure what to bring. I hope to be light weighted and not bring too much. Here's my gear:

    - D300
    - 17-55 2.8
    - 18-200VR
    - 60 2.8 Macro
    - 12-24 4.0
    - SB800

    I'm thinking of bringing the 18-200VR, 12-24 and SB800 should be alright as there's nothing much for macro shots. Any advice?

    Cheers
    You do not need a fancy camera to take fantastic pictures!

  2. #2

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    it depends how long you be staying there and what kind of shots you are looking for.

    if landscape then may need to bring tripod and if got events then may need flash and battery charger.....
    I photograph the dead.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    actually, are we allowed to bring tripod? Hand carry right?

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Punggol
    Posts
    5,782

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    D300, 12-24, 18-200, SB800, tripod, all necessary accessories like batteries chargers adapters.

    Cheers,
    Zexun
    Our pictures are our footprints. Itís the best way to tell people we were here - JoeMcnally | Flickr

  5. #5

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    OK. so I have to include bringing a tripod along... Would a monopod be ok or a tripod is better?
    You do not need a fancy camera to take fantastic pictures!

  6. #6

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    Quote Originally Posted by viclam View Post
    OK. so I have to include bringing a tripod along... Would a monopod be ok or a tripod is better?
    depends on your comfort zone. rule of thumb is tripod can become a monopod but monopod cannot become a tripod.
    I photograph the dead.

  7. #7
    Senior Member jnet6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    not here often anymore
    Posts
    8,169

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    D300 with 17-55 for street shooting (normally 60-80% of the time using this)
    12-24 for landscape + tripod would be good.
    + SB800

  8. #8
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    Individual preferences. I am the kind that loves a longer reach when travelling and yet cover grounds for the wider end.

    - 18-200VR
    - 12-24 4.0
    - SB800
    and the tripod for me.

    There is no right or wrong in other choices, boils down to how u usually shoot.

    Ryan

  9. #9

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    Thank you for all the advice. 12-24, sb800 and tripod confirmed.

    18-200 VR - Wonderful for the reach. The VR help a lot. Optically not as good as the 17-55...
    17-55 2.8 - Beautiful lens. The 2.8 is one drawing factor. No VR. only up to 55mm...

    Sigh! I just can't bring all lenses out. Too heavy already!!!
    You do not need a fancy camera to take fantastic pictures!

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Singapore, east-ish
    Posts
    2,291

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    Quote Originally Posted by viclam View Post
    Thank you for all the advice. 12-24, sb800 and tripod confirmed.

    18-200 VR - Wonderful for the reach. The VR help a lot. Optically not as good as the 17-55...
    17-55 2.8 - Beautiful lens. The 2.8 is one drawing factor. No VR. only up to 55mm...

    Sigh! I just can't bring all lenses out. Too heavy already!!!
    As much as the 17-55 f2.8 has lovely bokeh, imho, i'll leave it at the hotel room for the day and bring the 18-200VR together with the wide-angle . Maybe you can bring it around when it's darker?

  11. #11

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    Sb800, 12-24 and 17-55.... this is what i would bring based on my shooting style.... up to u to decide based on ur shooting style ultimately...
    "If triangles had Gods, they would be three-sided"
    Flickr|

  12. #12

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    My shooting style varies. Whatever the opportunity calls for. Afterall, when you are traveling, you don't know what's coming up next.
    You do not need a fancy camera to take fantastic pictures!

  13. #13
    Senior Member jnet6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    not here often anymore
    Posts
    8,169

    Default Re: Which lens to bring to Beijing?

    Quote Originally Posted by viclam View Post
    Thank you for all the advice. 12-24, sb800 and tripod confirmed.

    18-200 VR - Wonderful for the reach. The VR help a lot. Optically not as good as the 17-55...
    17-55 2.8 - Beautiful lens. The 2.8 is one drawing factor. No VR. only up to 55mm...

    Sigh! I just can't bring all lenses out. Too heavy already!!!
    keep the 18-200 in sg then.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •