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Hong Kong through a 50mm

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Raymond Lin, 16 Apr 2010.

  1. Raymond Lin

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    Back in England (just missed that Volcano ash!), took with me only a 30D with a 50mm, was quite limiting as for a lot of the time it was quite long but I knew it and it was partly the point, what better way to learn a lens and that focal length (as I am contemplating getting a 85mm for my 5D) than to use it 100% of the time.

    So here it is, more in my flickr HERE

    Thanks for looking :)

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  2. FreeStream

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    Good stuff as always mate.

    F1.4 or F1.8?
     
  3. Stupot_

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    Lovely shots, thanks.
     
  4. Raymond Lin

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    and this, not my favourite, but i like it because it reminds me of The Ring :p

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  5. Raymond Lin

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    1.4
     
  6. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    aah simply gorgeous. I love the 1.4 50 on full frame. Such a daily lens.

    Really nice shots mate. Japan is high up on my list.
     
  7. Raymond Lin

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    wasn't on FF mate :p

    I took my 30D, not the 5D. :)
     
  8. Razor-BladE

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    Wow. Incredible shots. Very nice work for using just a 30D and 50mm :)
     
  9. Locke

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    Nice lovely detail and colour, thanks for your efforts :)
     
  10. jesta

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    As usual, stunning photos Raymond. As you said you found 50mm a bit too long what sort of focal length would you think would have been perfect for you?
     
  11. Raymond Lin

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    I think a 35/1.4 would have been great on FF, 50mm on FF would have been nice too, I think if i took my 24-70 it would be amazing if only it wasn't so bulky and expensive. I didn't extend my insurance for my kit to world wide so only had travel insurance hence I didn't want to risk my 5Dii on on top of its weight of it. I basically carried around a nylon messenger bag and wrapped the camera in a thin cloth bag and through it in my messenger bag with bottles of water, wallet etc, there was no padding at all!
     
  12. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    aaaah I had a funny feeling it was a little too zoomed. Still nice.

    Why on earth didnt you take the 5d!?
     
  13. Raymond Lin

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    Insurance, weight and want to learn the 85mm range.
     
  14. Spie

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    Lovely shots. Really captures the spirit of HK. Colours are a little too over-saturated for my liking though.
     
  15. Shadowness

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    Nice! Ive just got back from HK too, might put some pics up. Shame the weather wasnt very good for the last few days :(
     
  16. Raymond Lin

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    The weather wasn't that bad, I don't mind rain as it gives some interesting photos when people use umbrellas.

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    What i didn't want is fog, and that's all I got on HK island, which ruined the cityscape shot from the peak. We went up there and it was a white wash, totally. Walking in thick fog, so thick it was like getting a shower. Other than that, the weather wasn't that bad. Plus in a lot of instances you can get across the city without ever set food on the outside, almost everywhere is conected by the MTR and shopping malls.
     
  17. PaulStat

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    Really lovely shots there Ray, I just love your processing, don't suppose you'd be willing to give away your processing secrets? ;)
     
  18. martinturner

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    Lovely little series mate. #9 for this months comp?
     
  19. Schizophonic

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    I never went on the cable cars since going last time. Isn't the route near the airport?
     
  20. Rojin

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    Cracking series of shots, vey nice indeed :)

    Although you've reminded me that I start a 50mm weekly project this year, that only got to No 4...! Not good, I mght I have to resurrect it.