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8 years ago
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leaving on tuesday afternoon. won't be back to london until late june (26th or so), then i move to toronto shortly thereafter (start work on july 5th). i'll be checking in every once in a while, and i'll definitely be sharing some pictures when i return!
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
gonna be in toronto for Nuit Blanche?
nestor's avatar
8 years ago
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i sure am
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I may be up there... depending on how the year plays out. a friend is trying to do an installation this year.
nestor's avatar
8 years ago
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If I only bring one lens, which one should I bring? (18-55 kit, 35, 55-200 vr)
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8 years ago
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um.. 18-55mm on dx sounds good! the 18mm should be good for architectural shots, and the 55mm will be decent for portraiture.
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8 years ago
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I only brought my 35 with me on my Interrail trip. Worked out great.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I use 18-55 myself as a generic.
nestor's avatar
8 years ago
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18-55 it is.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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No.

Bring the long zoom. You're taking photos of far away things, and possibly people. I don't think you'll require a wide lens for the vast majority of the time!
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8 years ago
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
35 :D is it a f1.8?
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8 years ago
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yes, it is.
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8 years ago
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oh shit, nestor, you mighta started somethin' here :-o
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8 years ago
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so now i should bring the 55-200?

edit: i suppose i could bring two lenses. which should i bring then? (note i depart london for toronto around 11 am eastern).
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8 years ago
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Bring the longer zoom and the fast 35. That's my suggestion if you are willing to bring two!
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8 years ago
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I suggest you just bring Etrangere and let her handle the photography, while you run amok.
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8 years ago
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he's going to be hundreds of yards away from the taj (55-200mm)? or will he be fairly close (18-55mm)?

i guess i don't understand how architectural photography works.
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8 years ago
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Yeah take me! I promise I will make myself useful.

You are not allowed to take photos of the Taj within the inner courtyard area. You can only photograph it from the outer doors, which are several hundred yards away (this is why nearly everyone who sees the Taj comes home with almost identical photos of the reflecting pool and the Taj in the distance)
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8 years ago
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> Yeah take me! I promise I will make myself useful.

i'm sure he will if you pay your own way. :)

> You can only photograph it from the outer doors, which are several hundred yards away

this is typical of indian archiecture? i literally cannot imagine using 200mm on dx format to photograph a building.
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8 years ago
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i like large datasets
where in india are you going nestor?
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8 years ago
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> this is typical of indian archiecture?

The Taj is special, it gets its own set of rules. :) But really photographing from a bit farther away with a zoom is preferable because you get minimal perspective distortion.
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8 years ago
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well, i brought the 18-55 and the 55-200. i probably shoulda brought the 35 though. oh well

i've gone through delhi, jaipur, now in jodhpur, then going to agra, varanasi, then going to a village in the punjab, amritsar, chandigarh, shimla or dharamsala, manali, leh

some slight modifications to the itinerary are possible
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8 years ago
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Did you already say why you're taking this grand tour of India? If so I missed it. Just vacation or...?
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8 years ago
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vacation, mostly. not a yoga tour or anything.
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8 years ago
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> But really photographing from a bit farther away with a zoom is preferable because you get minimal perspective distortion.

i don't believe in perspective distortion. it's just a different perspective.

..unless you're talking about barrel distortion. in which case, you just need a better lens.
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8 years ago
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> i don't believe in perspective distortion. it's just a different perspective.

Don't mention you feel that way if you ever apply for a commercial photography job :-o
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8 years ago
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why?

"distorted" implies that there exists an undistorted perspective. there are none; they are all relative.
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8 years ago
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There is the one true absolute perspective.... Mine.
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8 years ago
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> why?

Conventional businesses will generally ask for the least "distorted" perspective, in order to escape "false advertising." I know exactly what you're saying, but they are trying for perspectives that most closely mirror the human eye.

For instance, the first question my real estate company asked when I told them I had purchased a new lens was "Fantastic! Just as long as it doesn't make the spaces look larger than they are." And I do think they're right; it's important for some businesses to avoid appearing misleading with their imagery.
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8 years ago
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In NYC misleading is kinda the goal... =/
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8 years ago
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Larz loves NYC!
nestor's avatar
3 years ago
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going back to india for a week and a half -- fly out next wednesday. nothing set in stone but we're thinking kerala.

too short, but that's what i'm working with now.
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3 years ago
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cool. i want to go somewhere in india this summer.
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3 years ago
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i think monsoons mess up travel quite a bit. when i was there in 2010 i left delhi 2nd week of june.

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nestor's avatar
3 years ago
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it was awesome, as expected. india is crazy.
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3 years ago
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:) have any pics anywhere?
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3 years ago
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arun to thread
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3 years ago
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no pics. they exist, but not sorted yet.