its relatively safe lah...been working in KL for 2 years now..carrying my mamoth bag ard with digicam, batts, memories, PDA...e works...so far no mishaps... just avoid dingy alleys and u should be fine
unless u're aiming for those artistic people-less night shots ...than i suggest bringing a fren along? :sweat:
but overall its a friendly and warm place with plenty of picture worthy moments
KL is quite alright & is 'tourist friendly'. You should be able to go around unharassed with your equipment. But avoid dark secluded places at night though -- but this is common sense wherever you are.
Just like everyone mentioned.......avoid dark areas as even the locals do not go to that kinda of places. Rest assure that nothing will happend to you. I am from KL......so I know....
Places like Chow Kit Road/Petaling Street, Pudu Raya(Bus Station) is not good to go during night time. Cheras is another place you should avoid. Hmmm......any outskirts should be avoid during night time. Day time is definately fine. Just don't try to shoot those Ah Bengs/Ah Sengs or their Ah Lians.......seraious! You will get some unwanted attention from them. So avoid that. Other than that, everywhere which has big shopping complexes is fine.
The only thing with carrying big flashy equipments is the security guards may ask you a few questions about your Big MAMA in shopping areas which has plenty of tourist like the KLCC Twin Tower.
In addition could you tell us which big lens are you thinking of bringing to KL and what's its market value?
We also like to have a big flash which is in big demand in underground market. Can you also bring some 1 gig CF cards too? We've already have "clients" asking for them. The trouble is we can't get our hands on them fast enough.
Have a nice trip and of course THANKS!
By the way, what's the condition of your camera bag? You should know that we won't touch anything old. :sweatsm: