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Old 16 December 2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Tokyo / Hong Kong Trip

Hi, we visited Tokyo and Hong Kong last week - I took just a couple of pictures as carrying a big DSLR is too heavy after all the meals over there
Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit any watch shops. Too busy eating and carrying the goods for the wifey...


Rainbow Bridge Tokyo by 2careless, on Flickr


Beef lunch set, Seryna by 2careless, on Flickr


Shibuya Crossing Pano by 2careless, on Flickr


Hong Kong, with colours by 2careless, on Flickr
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Old 16 December 2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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Fantastic photos!!

Never been to HK but always wanted to go - now even more so.
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Old 16 December 2010, 11:36 AM   #3
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Magnificent pictures, thanks for posting.
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Old 16 December 2010, 12:04 PM   #4
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WOW... Great Pics
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Old 16 December 2010, 12:21 PM   #5
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Stopped by HK for a few days during my honeymoon last month. Loved it there.
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Old 16 December 2010, 12:26 PM   #6
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Old 16 December 2010, 01:19 PM   #7
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Those are some of the best skyline shots I've ever seen. I spent time in HK as a child and they are some of my most vivid memories. Excellent work.
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Old 16 December 2010, 02:02 PM   #8
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Old 16 December 2010, 02:10 PM   #9
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Those are some of the best skyline shots I've ever seen. I spent time in HK as a child and they are some of my most vivid memories. Excellent work.
Me too, the first eight years of my life. I have not gone back since.
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Old 16 December 2010, 02:48 PM   #10
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Thanks guys.
I was born and lived in HK for 20 years before coming to Australia. I miss that place for their special smell of money.
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Old 16 December 2010, 03:13 PM   #11
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Excellent photos! Two of my favorite cities in Asia! The photo from "The Peak" in HK is beautiful! Been there myself many an evening enjoying the view and The Peak Lookout Restaurant.
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Old 16 December 2010, 05:03 PM   #12
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That is an amazing shot from the Peak! Clear nights like that are fantastic!
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Old 16 December 2010, 06:35 PM   #13
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great pictures especially the "night shots"

I'm still trying to master those
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Old 16 December 2010, 06:50 PM   #14
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Great shots Kai
What Nikon Lens/es do you use?
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Old 16 December 2010, 07:19 PM   #15
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Thanks Steve.
These photos were taken using Nikon D90 with Tamron 17-50mm VC lens, the food shot was from a Panasonic ZS3 P&S.
Since we were traveling, I tend to take at most 1-2 lenses, and in this trip I only took the Tamron, as I got the other P&S which can zoom far.
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Old 16 December 2010, 08:26 PM   #16
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great shots dude.

did you take those with your Nikon D90? what lens are you using?

i've got an 18-200mm VR but it needs a clean/oiling.
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Old 16 December 2010, 09:02 PM   #18
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great shots dude.
did you take those with your Nikon D90? what lens are you using?
i've got an 18-200mm VR but it needs a clean/oiling.
The 3 night shots were taken using D90 with Tamron 17-50. The food shot was taken using Panasonic ZS3. I got other better lenses but the Tamron beats hands down as a good travel lens. It's light, fast (F/2.8) and small. My other glasses are either too heavy, big or slow.
When I switch to full frame I'll use the 28-300 as travel lens. It's a wonderful lens similar to 18-200 but on full frame bodies. I bought the 28-300 during this trip
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Old 16 December 2010, 09:29 PM   #19
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The 3 night shots were taken using D90 with Tamron 17-50. The food shot was taken using Panasonic ZS3. I got other better lenses but the Tamron beats hands down as a good travel lens. It's light, fast (F/2.8) and small. My other glasses are either too heavy, big or slow.
When I switch to full frame I'll use the 28-300 as travel lens. It's a wonderful lens similar to 18-200 but on full frame bodies. I bought the 28-300 during this trip
sweet. thanks for letting me know.. never owned a Tamron lens but always good to see what everyone else is using. ...
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Old 16 December 2010, 10:35 PM   #20
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Hi, we visited Tokyo and Hong Kong last week - I took just a couple of pictures as carrying a big DSLR is too heavy after all the meals over there
Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit any watch shops. Too busy eating and carrying the goods for the wifey...


Rainbow Bridge Tokyo by 2careless, on Flickr


Beef lunch set, Seryna by 2careless, on Flickr


Shibuya Crossing Pano by 2careless, on Flickr


Hong Kong, with colours by 2careless, on Flickr
2carless

Really fantastic photos!

Hong Kong has been on my top 10 places to visit list now for abot 10 5 years!

I want to see the buildings at night more than anything.

You just made me want to go even more!

regards

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Old 17 December 2010, 04:18 AM   #21
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2carless, you have a much steadier hand than I. I bought this on the canon platform as a replacement for my 17-55IS and apparently had a lot of trouble keeping things still and wound up keeping the 17-55IS

Great shots! Really impressed
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Old 17 December 2010, 08:11 AM   #22
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I think an F2.8 lens is very good
The Tameron VC you refer to Kai what does VC refer to? Is it a vibration reduction lens that lets you take advantage of the Nikon VR technology.
I was thinking of getting a Nikon 135mm F/2 which is not a zoom lens but it got a review which said it was awesome. I guess there is no single great lens, otherwise they would only make one type.
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Old 17 December 2010, 09:31 AM   #23
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Hey Steve, VC means vibration control. Nikon bodies haven't got Vibration reduction inbuilt and they rely on the lenses to do VR, so 3rd party lens manufacturers also have to do their own VR thingie. With VR / VC on my D90, I can do 1/10 or even 1/8 second exposure handheld without much trouble. The HK shot here has 1s exposure with F/2.8 aperture resting on a glass panel at the roof of "The Peak". It's just passable on low resolution but once blown large it's blurry.
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Old 17 December 2010, 11:02 AM   #24
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Thanks Kai that all makes sense
Very good technique and excellent results as shown above
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Old 17 December 2010, 03:45 PM   #27
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Looks great! I'm going to Hong Kong in two years, I can't wait.
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Old 17 December 2010, 03:54 PM   #28
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Stunning photos.. I was in HK / Japan early this year. I wished that I had bought my DSLR back then to take the photos you shown us.. Once again, stunning!
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Old 18 December 2010, 06:35 PM   #29
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stunning pics!! thanks for sharing.

For HK, I went up the hill when the sky was pretty foggy. Did not manage to capture such beautiful night scenary
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