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Old 01-21-2011, 01:36 PM
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hope you don't mind...

why we need to tape up the lens mount area with that white plumbers tape. you don't afraid blocking the light into the sensor or the flipping mirror?
Some of the places you mentioned like the silk road are quite dusty areas. Getting sand in the lens mount area can be disastrous for the camera. Just a precaution I guess.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:08 PM
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Some of the places you mentioned like the silk road are quite dusty areas. Getting sand in the lens mount area can be disastrous for the camera. Just a precaution I guess.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:46 PM
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I'd would say any prime for nice landscape and
I belive prime also do good in-doing streets ...
and I belive in travelling light ...
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:26 PM
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I'd would say any prime for nice landscape and
I belive prime also do good in-doing streets ...
and I belive in travelling light ...
That is very true. I like prime for its compactness, fast apperture and IQ. The only drawback is changing lense more often. Can you share with me on Auto Focus vs Manual focus on prime lens when traveling. Is it a big disadvantage if manual focus? I am asking this because Zeiss is Manual Focus... else I have to use AF lense...

What if I bring Zeiss 25mm + 28-300mm?
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:47 PM
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That is very true. I like prime for its compactness, fast apperture and IQ. The only drawback is changing lense more often. Can you share with me on Auto Focus vs Manual focus on prime lens when traveling. Is it a big disadvantage if manual focus? I am asking this because Zeiss is Manual Focus... else I have to use AF lense...

What if I bring Zeiss 25mm + 28-300mm?
To me, AF / MF has its own advantages and disadv.
AF works best during day landscape photog. But at night it'll 'hunt' for that
'right momment' and thats where MF comes.
But for streets with moving subjects AF wins here ... just my two cents
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:43 PM
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hmmm... how about Tammy

SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DI-II VC
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:42 AM
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28-300 has a lot of distortion... any opinion? anyone know how to counter it?
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28-300 has a lot of distortion... any opinion? anyone know how to counter it?
in CaptureNX2, there's an option known as "auto distortion" or "distortion control".
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:26 AM
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hmmm... how about Tammy

SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DI-II VC
I believe TS is using a FF body, so this lens is not suitable...

My personal take : 16-35 & 85mm
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No.4 should be good, 20mm for landscape and 24-70 for general. Perhap plus 70-200 for back-up, who know u may need it. Anyway.. BON Voyage
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