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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles88 View Post
    sorry but i do not get what you are trying to get across. u meant the live view?
    Sorry, a little background on me... 18 years ago when i was 25 years old, i gave up photography totally as a hobby and job... using 35mm film (negative and transparency) back then, do my own b&w processing and darkroom, do own transparency processing on medium format (6X4.5, 6X6 and 6X9). Bear with me now as i may not be able to follow all those technical jargons from this digital cam era. Back then i love Nikon... love their "what you see is what you get" viewfinder, not sure is the same now, also love their prime lenses from 16mm to 400mm, a couple of working zooms 28-70mm and 80-200mm.

    Was at Cathay Photo Peninsula on Saturday, have not see Steven/Kelvin for more than 15 years, they have become so old. Even Leong from Ruby also retired le. Miss those days we makan together after their shop closed, go JB for seafood and haircut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertchng View Post
    Sorry, a little background on me... 18 years ago when i was 25 years old, i gave up photography totally as a hobby and job... using 35mm film (negative and transparency) back then, do my own b&w processing and darkroom, do own transparency processing on medium format (6X4.5, 6X6 and 6X9). Bear with me now as i may not be able to follow all those technical jargons from this digital cam era. Back then i love Nikon... love their "what you see is what you get" viewfinder, not sure is the same now, also love their prime lenses from 16mm to 400mm, a couple of working zooms 28-70mm and 80-200mm.

    Was at Cathay Photo Peninsula on Saturday, have not see Steven/Kelvin for more than 15 years, they have become so old. Even Leong from Ruby also retired le. Miss those days we makan together after their shop closed, go JB for seafood and haircut.
    haha. chill. i just didn't usderstand what you meant. but it's fine! cause ppl are helpful in here!

    er. sorry. but for TS's needs of his lens, 17-55 or 17-50 also suitable for him right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertchng View Post
    Sorry, a little background on me... 18 years ago when i was 25 years old, i gave up photography totally as a hobby and job... using 35mm film (negative and transparency) back then, do my own b&w processing and darkroom, do own transparency processing on medium format (6X4.5, 6X6 and 6X9). Bear with me now as i may not be able to follow all those technical jargons from this digital cam era. Back then i love Nikon... love their "what you see is what you get" viewfinder, not sure is the same now, also love their prime lenses from 16mm to 400mm, a couple of working zooms 28-70mm and 80-200mm.

    Was at Cathay Photo Peninsula on Saturday, have not see Steven/Kelvin for more than 15 years, they have become so old. Even Leong from Ruby also retired le. Miss those days we makan together after their shop closed, go JB for seafood and haircut.
    Oiiiik! You're only a "gor gor" judging from your age leh! Wah, making me feel so old now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Whudtodo?... Most of us are still shooting in Singapore mah... much time to play around with the bubbles! Of course, when you're on a free and easy tour overseas, that maybe a different story altogether! Time is $$$!
    Even for sunrise or sunset shooting, the grid of viewfinder is good enough for leveling, why need a leveler? What lens you use for sunset photography? Have you seen people use longest mirror lens (600mm) to magnify the sun effect with all foreground throw off focus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Oiiiik! You're only a "gor gor" judging from your age leh! Wah, making me feel so old now...
    uncle u very old meh... from your posts u 'sound' young leh
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertchng View Post
    Even for sunrise or sunset shooting, the grid of viewfinder is good enough for leveling, why need a leveler? What lens you use for sunset photography? Have you seen people use longest mirror lens (600mm) to magnify the sun effect with all foreground throw off focus?
    Well, not everybody can be "zun" with their eyes when it comes to uneven horizons - particularly with distant dark buildings/rocks/cliffs... hence the need for aid...

    Me? I don't have a leveller at the moment, chiu jior only! Using a 10-24mm for landscapes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles88 View Post
    uncle u very old meh... from your posts u 'sound' young leh
    Bro, I'm 40! Btw, dun underestimate the nian chin rens here on CS hor... some of their skills WAY above already! (much thanks to internet - information comes to them MUCH faster than we had to contend with during our days!) Another btw, I tend to correspond to people of all ages, some of my peers (of another hobby) are much younger than me!
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    For TS if budget is no issue with you, i suggest... Gentlemen, correct me if i'm wrong, pls!

    AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

    AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
    85mm F1.4
    135mm F2

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertchng View Post
    For TS if budget is no issue with you, i suggest... Gentlemen, correct me if i'm wrong, pls!

    AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

    AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
    85mm F1.4
    135mm F2
    Wah piang... the whole "Trinity" batch! Dun forget you'll need the muscles to carry EVERYTHING you've just listed! Otherwise, they're as heavy as any white elephants weigh....
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertchng View Post
    For TS if budget is no issue with you, i suggest... Gentlemen, correct me if i'm wrong, pls!

    AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

    AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
    85mm F1.4
    135mm F2
    all the big weapons... 'deadly' in the hands of good user. but 24-70 n 70-200 sounds gd...
    Nikon D90 | AF-S 18-105mm | AF 50mm f/1.8D | Tokina 12-24mm f4 | Sigma 30mm f1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles88 View Post
    all the big weapons... 'deadly' in the hands of good user. but 24-70 n 70-200 sounds gd...
    Provided they have any hands left after carrying all of them... Have you tried carrying 5kg bag of rice on your bag for hours?.... That pretty much sums it up!

    I think none of the above lenses can take generally good pictures if we forget to include important filters (GND, ND, C-PL, etc etc)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Wah piang... the whole "Trinity" batch! Dun forget you'll need the muscles to carry EVERYTHING you've just listed! Otherwise, they're as heavy as any white elephants weigh....
    LOL... seriously not very heavy lah... just hire 2 assistants to carry for you lor.

    i remember last time when i was on assignment... carry 3 X Nikon F4s bodies, 16mm fisheye, 20mm ultrawide, 28-70mm, 80-200mm, 300mm, 2 flashlight with optional batt pack, a tripod and a monopod + 30 rolls of transparencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
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    I think none of the above lenses can take generally good pictures if we forget to include important filters (GND, ND, C-PL, etc etc)
    only carry 2 filters back then... Nikon soft filter for portrait and polarize filter for landscape/sea/building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertchng View Post
    LOL... seriously not very heavy lah... just hire 2 assistants to carry for you lor.

    i remember last time when i was on assignment... carry 3 X Nikon F4s bodies, 16mm fisheye, 20mm ultrawide, 28-70mm, 80-200mm, 300mm, 2 flashlight with optional batt pack, a tripod and a monopod + 30 rolls of transparencies.
    respect... not heavy? i think standing straight for half an hr will already be a problem for me with all this gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by vios15 View Post
    Need advice on which lens to get for my D90.
    Mainly use for portrait, landscape n walkabout for tour.
    me already have a sigma 10-20 wide angle and the 18-105 kit lens.

    looking at
    nikon afs 35mm 1.8
    nikon afs 50mm 1.8
    nikon afs 16-85
    18-200 macro

    may i know which is better to get?
    A lot of people are zeroing on the "no budget" component. But considering you want to bring the setup for travelling, i think what you've got is already pretty close to ideal for travelling light. I'd drop the 10-20mm unless you plan on bringing a tripod along to shoot landscape and architecture on your travels. The 18-105 is already pretty versatile as a travel lens. I'd just probably add the 35mm f1.8 for low-light night photography and half body type portraitures. That's about it.

    More important to get accessories like circular polariser, extra batteries, good lens cleaning kit, extra memory cards, a discrete camera bag/pouch etc. Those are what i bring for my travels.
    Vision is more important than gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles88 View Post
    huh? like tt beats the purpose of shooting sunrise right?

    Anyway TS has been very quiet. Think he's still contemplating what to get. hehe
    That is why I don't understand it loh. But you see people doing it still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    That is why I don't understand it loh. But you see people doing it still.
    Bro, those are different grp of shooters. They shoot sunrisen photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    I understand their endeavor for ultimate perfection of the "perfect" normal view (achieving so will bring great fame and name, no doubt). But I wonder how many of us are able to make out the differences (unless you compare them shot by shot, lens by lens)? The only way to know is: "oh, you're not using 40mm har, then your shot definitely not of the normal view..."? Of course, for those seeking perfection, they would still go for those "normal" lenses...

    Btw, are normal human eyes all exactly 42mm deg angle of view?...
    According to the researchers and people who did the angle calculations, yes, 42mm it is.

    Well, I'm ok either way. But sometimes I feel that the 50mm view is a little restricted... and it never did feel that "right". 50mm a little tight, and 35mm a little wide... so 40mm should just feels ok, but I never used a 40mm b4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghaz1 View Post
    A lot of people are zeroing on the "no budget" component. But considering you want to bring the setup for travelling, i think what you've got is already pretty close to ideal for travelling light. I'd drop the 10-20mm unless you plan on bringing a tripod along to shoot landscape and architecture on your travels. The 18-105 is already pretty versatile as a travel lens. I'd just probably add the 35mm f1.8 for low-light night photography and half body type portraitures. That's about it.

    More important to get accessories like circular polariser, extra batteries, good lens cleaning kit, extra memory cards, a discrete camera bag/pouch etc. Those are what i bring for my travels.
    Exactly why I'd emphasize on weight management. All the gears in, I wonder how you'd enjoy the entire experience anyway? If you want landscapes and architectures, then bring exactly what you need, plus a light weight prime for occasional normal shoots.

    While I do crave for the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II, at the back of my mind I'm calculating how often one would use that lens unless he is REALLY into sports / birding / shoots that require really long focal lengths... If yes, I'd recommend that piece plus the usual normal light-weight prime. Skip the UWA and mid range zoom altogether (or leave all of them in the hotel, provided you're not on the move).
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    According to the researchers and people who did the angle calculations, yes, 42mm it is.

    Well, I'm ok either way. But sometimes I feel that the 50mm view is a little restricted... and it never did feel that "right". 50mm a little tight, and 35mm a little wide... so 40mm should just feels ok, but I never used a 40mm b4.
    Oh no... I can feel that BBB urge com'n... Resistance bro!!! *index fingers forming a cross*
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