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    Hi guys,

    I'm gg china this comin week and this is my 1st time bring'in a dslr overseas. i'm still thinking what lens to bring ard.

    Please give me your most honest advice in what should i expect. i really don't wanna be over-packing. btw .. i'm gg on a backpack ..



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    It depends on what you wanna shoot... but since you're backpacking, i recommend at least a wide angle for landscapes =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukevin View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'm gg china this comin week and this is my 1st time bring'in a dslr overseas. i'm still thinking what lens to bring ard.

    Please give me your most honest advice in what should i expect. i really don't wanna be over-packing. btw .. i'm gg on a backpack ..



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    location?

    ur curent gear setup?

    ur gear shld be more than enough...

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    Bring:

    1. The dSLR of your choice: Canon 350D or 50D

    2. Landscape and general stuff: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8

    3. A little more intimate streets/people: 50mm f/1.8 or 85mm f/1.8

    If I were you, I'd bring:

    1. Canon 50D
    2. Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
    3. 85mm f/1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    If I were you, I'd bring:

    1. Canon 50D
    2. Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
    3. 85mm f/1.8

    Add in tripod would be nice..... and filters

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    Default Re: overseas with a DSLR dilemma

    more important is to take your time to shoot
    if you do that, you would get nice shots with whatever equipment you bring

    normally i would just bring a body, 17-50, flash and tripod

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    Default Re: overseas with a DSLR dilemma

    If you are on photography trip, bring all the gears you can afford to without being too cumbersome. If for normal business trip, bring a small compact camera or a DSLR with say 18-200 lens.

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    I'll keep it light. A body, 17 50 and 430.

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    Thanks guys for all ur comments ...
    I think my gear for Shenzhen will be:
    50D
    17-50
    430
    & a spare 4 gb card ...

    Hehe 85mm can't really find a chance to use unless shootin from afar
    Tripod too bulky
    No filters as yet hehe

    All in all thankyou all for your inputs ... Will share some picks when I'm back !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sukevin View Post
    Thanks guys for all ur comments ...
    I think my gear for Shenzhen will be:
    50D
    17-50
    430
    & a spare 4 gb card ...

    Hehe 85mm can't really find a chance to use unless shootin from afar
    Tripod too bulky
    No filters as yet hehe

    All in all thankyou all for your inputs ... Will share some picks when I'm back !!
    Sharp, quality pictures often comes with hard work. Besides the body and the lenses, the first thing I put in my bag is the tripod . Sad to say but it's very true.. "No pain, no gain".. Let's face the reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruggink View Post
    Sharp, quality pictures often comes with hard work. Besides the body and the lenses, the first thing I put in my bag is the tripod . Sad to say but it's very true.. "No pain, no gain".. Let's face the reality.
    hahah .. i agree with you .. anywayz my trip isn't a total waste without my tripod .. but i have to say .. i was being followed by some creepy people .. i really cannot imagine if i have placed my camera on the tripod .. sure to be gone in a flash .. lolx ..
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