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    Hi

    I am first time travelling to country below 0 degrees celcuis, does the camera work well there? I m using the Canon EOS 350D.

    Also, what combinatoin of lens should I bring, to shoot landscape and family photos?
    • 18-55 kit
    • 50mm f1.8
    • 10-22
    • 70-300


    I would have to consider how useful and their weight.

    Thanks a lot for your help!

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    suggest take 18-55 and 70-300
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanwj View Post
    Hi

    I am first time travelling to country below 0 degrees celcuis, does the camera work well there? I m using the Canon EOS 350D.
    Every year around this time there are about 100 threads asking this. Try looking around or a search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanwj View Post
    Hi

    I am first time travelling to country below 0 degrees celcuis, does the camera work well there? I m using the Canon EOS 350D.

    Also, what combinatoin of lens should I bring, to shoot landscape and family photos?
    • 18-55 kit
    • 50mm f1.8
    • 10-22
    • 70-300


    I would have to consider how useful and their weight.

    Thanks a lot for your help!
    your lens will be fine....its your battery you should be worried about. An 18-200 would be ideal if troublesome to lens change. the list of lens you highlighted actually can fit into a sling bag so why not bring all.
    Last edited by Reportage; 13th December 2008 at 09:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanandrew View Post
    suggest take 18-55 and 70-300
    Seconded.

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    Agree with Reportage.


    A second battery would be wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prolensdreamer View Post
    Seconded.
    agree with the rest mention about ur battery and keep them in a towel i do this during my Japan trip as some member teach

    "seconded" 18-200mm will be better for all purpose is this what you mean
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    Default Re: Travelling to Korea, what lenses?

    i am posting from high 1 ski resort in korea
    you only need your kit lens
    if you don't mind the weight, then bring along your 70-300

    about the battery, so far i have been here for 2 days and still on my 1st battery
    a extra battery would be good to have, keep your gear light as you will have lots of other things to carry, like your coat, bag, shopping... ...

    it is warn indoors and cold outdoors, so that means putting on and taking off your coat.
    main thing is to keep yourself warm and healthy as you won't be taking pictures if you catch a cold.

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    Mostly when going for tour.. Most ppl will use wide lens rather than tele lens...
    So as wat most of the ppl say here.. Bring yr 18-55, if wish to have more coverage, then bring 70-300...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i am posting from high 1 ski resort in korea
    you only need your kit lens
    if you don't mind the weight, then bring along your 70-300

    about the battery, so far i have been here for 2 days and still on my 1st battery
    a extra battery would be good to have, keep your gear light as you will have lots of other things to carry, like your coat, bag, shopping... ...

    it is warn indoors and cold outdoors, so that means putting on and taking off your coat.
    main thing is to keep yourself warm and healthy as you won't be taking pictures if you catch a cold.
    cool...first battery still after 2 days..and we have "live" report from korea...glad to hear that....
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    I just went to korea in Oct. brought my 17-40 and 50 prime. end up using 17-40 99.9% of the time because there is not much time to change lens due to the packed schedule.

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    The 10-22mm is a must. Ultra wides produce very dynamic pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007 View Post
    cool...first battery still after 2 days..and we have "live" report from korea...glad to hear that....
    today went sking really cold, my first battery is still going strong around 2 bar left, but it depends on the temp when it is cold it shows less, when it is warm, it shows more.

    shot some skiers and snowboarders today, plus some landscapes
    leaving high 1 tomorrow, so dunno have internet connection or not

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    If you're in korea for sightseeing bring your 10-22. If you visit you plan on visiting the zoo or other exhibits then do consider the 70-300.
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    Bring all. That's what i did when i visited South Korea last year.
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    wide wide wide.. that's it for me.

    travel is about scenes, landscapes, architecture.. unless you wanna shoot soemthing else, then you already know what to bring.
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    Bring 10-22 for landscape and the 18-55 for city/people.

    Didn't I see a thread like this? Must be dejavu...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSAMO View Post
    Bring 10-22 for landscape and the 18-55 for city/people.

    Didn't I see a thread like this? Must be dejavu...
    No, it's not you... There really are several people asking the same thing, though the country (korea, Japan, china) varies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    No, it's not you... There really are several people asking the same thing, though the country (korea, Japan, china) varies.
    Then long range with tripod is a must if want to compete with the legions of tourists at the hotspots unless willing to walk the roads less travelled.
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    try to buy olens in South Korea, cheapest place in Asia now. one of my friend just got K20D body there at only S$870 by using credit card.

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