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    Cambodia where? if Siem Reap and including Angkor... please read on for my thoughts, else not applicable hehe.

    Only two lenses and a tripod are the necessary for my Siem Reap trip.

    * 10-22mm for temples withins.
    * 24-70mm for landscapes and all sorts.

    they are on FF camera.

    So probably, i feel your 18-55mm will be the most used lens, and hardly the 50-200mm (or 55-250mm), and you might want to save buying a flashgun for this trip which hardly serves much purpose since i assumed you got an onboard flash for fill-in?

    An UWA lens should be better choice, but again, i feel you shouldn't use your vacation (unless you have the luxury of time) as a practise session for the UWA which requires some understanding and practises for it to shine.

    In summary, just make do with what you have, enjoy the vacation, and not thinking what gears to supplement for the vacation cuz you need time to master those gears.

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    Default Re: 2 lens ok for Cambodia Trip?

    thanks. going Siem Reap + ANG KOR.. on our own without local tour cos Siem Reap is rather concentrated town with hotels , ang kor wat , pubs and shopping all nearby..
    Hope to use my 18-55mm lens to capture some nice pics!

    Anyone has been to Cambodia with nice pics to share????
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    The lens U have more than enough. Just make sure U go very early with a tripod to Angkor Wat Temple as it can get very crowded for a sunrise shot. Get there around 5-5-30am Enjoy your trip.

    Some pics here from me if U wanna look at what's there.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/awe4ale...7625423161482/

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    what settings or accessories did u use for most of ur shady pictures?
    Canon 500D | IS kit lens 18-55mm | Zoom Lens 55-250mm | Tamron Macro 90mm f2.8 | EF50mm f/1.8 II

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    If u mean the B/W pics, most of it on a D70s modded IR cam with the shots process in lightroom.

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    Travel light!

    The 2 lenses should suffice. If you are considering other options, a 35mm f/1.8 might come in handy. Otherwise what you have should serve you well!
    Canon EOS 6D | 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM | 24-70mm f/2.8L USM | 50mm f/1.4 HSM | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

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    beserk> Great IR & BW shots!

    joseph> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...0&l=4904a518f8

    After having left film SLR photography for over 10 years, my Angkor trip was my first return to the SLR, and with my first DSLR, a used Canon EOS 10D. To travel light, I got a Tamron 18-200 which served almost every focal length I needed, and a light tripod to hold the slow shutter and time-exposure night shots. One can easily get around Siem Reap and Angkor without a set tour is best. If you're staying at a budget hotel, they'll likely arrange an airport taxi or tuktuk pickup for you, whch you can add on your own daily ride arrangements privately. If not, just as your hotel desk for a tuktuk to do such arrangements with. Full day or multi-day packages worked out with your ride can be quite cost effective, and you get to pick your destinations and transit points to your liking. They'll be able to give you recommendations too if you need, or describe your preferences. I found the roads a bit dusty through the whole trip so it was great that I didn't need to do lens changes. Flash is virtually useless since your low light subjects are likely to be too far or vast and still be better naturally lit on a tripod shot.

    Your two lenses covers a good enough range, and just needs swapping on and off. If anything, I'd say the majority of shots will do with a 18-55 range. Only the odd shot here and there could need something beyond, and when it does, you'll probably need it all the way at 200. If your two lenses are Canon EF ones, you'll probably get much better picture quality than the best I could have done. I opted for ultimate versatility and sacrificed quality. I even had frustrating lens particle artifacts show up on my pictures when I viewed them full screen on my PC as it eluded my notice during my travel, and the 10D screen is miniscule.

    I've since moved on to a EOS 40D, and more specialised lenses

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    Am sure you will enjoy this trip & please travel light. I went to Siem Reap in 2008 for temple visit with my humble Canon 350D plus Sigma 17-70mm & Sigma 10-20mm. These 2 lenses served me well

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    On my last trip to Siem Reap over 80% of my pictures were with my 24 f2.8. The rest were holga and very few with the 85.
    Like someone said you are on vacation so enjoy it.

    Also I do not recommend taking candy to give to children as bribes.
    They only thing it does is promote tooth decay and poor diet.
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    I went Siem Reap twice, first time bringing 70-300mm and 18-55 (kit lens)
    70-300mm is very useful when travelling around in Angkor Wat and Tonle Sap while 18-55mm is very good for other normal shots. Some of the subjects in Angkor Wat and Tonle Sap are too far for you to use 18-55, unless you are not going there, there you won't need to bring a zoom lens imo.

    However on my second trip there , I only brought my 18-55mm to lighten my load as I focus taking photos with the kids and people there.. below are some of my pictures.

    taken by my 70-300mm


    taken by my 18-55mm


    taken by my 18-55mm , Happy Kid


    taken by my 18-55mm , Spiders anyone ??

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    i jus bought Hoya CPL filter and extra Canon orginal battery.. hopefully can help in the sky contrast abit and last till night shot as well.
    Canon 500D | IS kit lens 18-55mm | Zoom Lens 55-250mm | Tamron Macro 90mm f2.8 | EF50mm f/1.8 II

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    I had a similar set up as u when I was there a couple of years back.. But I had and extra UWA lens and light tripod for landscape and sunrise/sunset shots..

    The only frustration I had was lens changing.. Keep having to change lens and sometimes I can't as it was dusty and wide at times.. Misses some shots in the end..

    Ever since then, I got a 17-250 for travel.. Like said earlier, sacrifice quality for convenience..

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    Default Re: 2 lens ok for Cambodia Trip?

    Hi guys. Sorry to hijack this thread. But a Cambodia-related travel question. I'll need to power up my chargers and laptops from electrical sockets in Cambodia.

    Can the bros who've been to Cambodia recently, advise whether I need any sort of special/travel adaptors for the electrical sockets available there?

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by skarekrow24 View Post
    Hi guys. Sorry to hijack this thread. But a Cambodia-related travel question. I'll need to power up my chargers and laptops from electrical sockets in Cambodia.

    Can the bros who've been to Cambodia recently, advise whether I need any sort of special/travel adaptors for the electrical sockets available there?

    Thanks in advance
    bring along ur trusty universal charger

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