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    Hi... i am going taiwan for holidays...but am unsure to bring both my 18-55 & 50-200 lens with me...just got a k-x...

    pls advise...thks !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jieqian View Post
    Hi... i am going taiwan for holidays...but am unsure to bring both my 18-55 & 50-200 lens with me...just got a k-x...

    pls advise...thks !!!
    18-55mm for landscape/city-scape
    50-200mm for tw xmm
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    what is "tw xmm" ???

    so you are suggesting i bring both ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jieqian View Post
    Hi... i am going taiwan for holidays...but am unsure to bring both my 18-55 & 50-200 lens with me...just got a k-x...

    pls advise...thks !!!
    Bring both. They won't take up much space but gives you enough coverage
    Take the shot!

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    One for natural scenery made my nature ... the other for 'natural' scenery made by man (& woman!)

    xmm - xiao mei mei - sweet pretty grils

    18 - 55 : scenic vistas, landscapes
    55 - 200 : xmm who are shy and coy, but you can zoom in from far to capture her beauty

    ... that is if you are traveling alone, and not with girlfriend or wife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    One for natural scenery made my nature ... the other for 'natural' scenery made by man (& woman!)

    xmm - xiao mei mei - sweet pretty grils

    18 - 55 : scenic vistas, landscapes
    55 - 200 : xmm who are shy and coy, but you can zoom in from far to capture her beauty

    ... that is if you are traveling alone, and not with girlfriend or wife!

    Hehehehe
    so it means actually 18-55 is more than enough ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jieqian View Post
    so it means actually 18-55 is more than enough ???
    ooh, tt means you are going with girlfriend/wife right?
    the 55-200mm depends on where you are visiting. If you are visiting some farms then probably you can use it to zoom in at animals...or if you are visiting some fruit farms(the famous grape area), you can use the 55-200mm which can help to zoom in + render better subject isolation
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    ooh, tt means you are going with girlfriend/wife right?
    the 55-200mm depends on where you are visiting. If you are visiting some farms then probably you can use it to zoom in at animals...or if you are visiting some fruit farms(the famous grape area), you can use the 55-200mm which can help to zoom in + render better subject isolation
    *my more serious help*
    haha..."something like that"... thanks for your advise !!!
    will consider bringing both in that case

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    Suggest you bring both lenses. Sometimes you do need the reach of the telephoto lens, e.g. shooting a small boat across the river, a small island out in the sea, some xmms when your wife not looking... etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Suggest you bring both lenses. Sometimes you do need the reach of the telephoto lens, e.g. shooting a small boat across the river, a small island out in the sea, some xmms when your wife not looking... etc.
    cool advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    cool advice
    But discreetly swap out card for that ... cos don't want her to find your private stash of digital pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jieqian View Post
    haha..."something like that"... thanks for your advise !!!
    will consider bringing both in that case
    Bring both!!! Consider this... you are at the edge of a cliff... and at a far distant, you see a colourful fishing boat that you want to take with a beautiful sunset / cloud formation as its backdrop... Two options: Take it with your 18-55 and live with a puny boat in big wide blue ocean image... or walk a few steps away from the cliff towards the boat hoping that you can fly and take a closer shot while wishing that you had taken the 55-200 along with you for the trip...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    But discreetly swap out card for that ... cos don't want her to find your private stash of digital pictures!
    I suddenly recall my cam has a "hide photos" feature tt I nv really bothered before now I know it's purpose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    I suddenly recall my cam has a "hide photos" feature tt I nv really bothered before now I know it's purpose...
    Die... now all the spouses who are reading the screen behind their hubby's back will now know the secret features...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Suggest you bring both lenses. Sometimes you do need the reach of the telephoto lens, e.g. shooting a small boat across the river, a small island out in the sea, some xmms when your wife not looking... etc.
    my advice... be discreet!!

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    Bring both. You never know when you are going to need the reach.

    Cheers

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    I did Taipei last year using 10-20, 35, 85mm. 35mm saw the most usage. Did not really find anything lacking, though in hindsight I might swap the 85 with a 135.
    You may still need the 55-200mm for some shots, so just bring it. At the most, you can leave it at the hotel after you have got an idea of what you need better when you are there for a few days.

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