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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II cracked focusing ring. *DIY FIXED* *Pictures*
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:17:55 AM »
Got the focusing ring in the mail today, it was backordered for sometime. I guess they didn't expect them to break already, lol. The rep told my the warranty will NOT be void if I change it myself, so I had a go at it. Ps, they also sent me the zoom-rubber ring in the same package, nice to have a backup. Anyway, it took about 2 minutes, including pictures.

Congrats ;D...you're now Canon's Certified Tech.

Thanks for the info

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 07, 2013, 12:27:46 AM »
I used to hire English major master student from a local university when my chinese was even worse than it's now. Even if you add a private car, it won't be super expensive and the experience will be much better. Unrushed, non standard but good facts, tips on real local joints.

My tip would be either that or no guide. Group tour in china are aweful.

I been travel from US to China last 10yrs. I still can't pickup the chinese language. All I know is "Ni-hao" = hello and "sei-sie" = thank you.

Lenses / Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« on: August 07, 2013, 12:19:04 AM »
Your signature STILL show bunch of crap :P

If I'm you:
XS -> 60D -> 5d Mkiii : 18-55 -> 24-105L : 75-300mm -> 55-250mm -> 70-300mm -> 70-200mm f4L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Mkii : 50mm f/1.8 -> 50mm f/1.4 -> 100mm f/2.8L macro -> 85mm f/1.8 USM & 8mm fisheye for kicks.

Your new setup:
24-70 II - 70-200 f2.8 IS II - 85L II - 50 f1.4 - x2 III

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:15:33 PM »
My wife says it is a one day tour, once a week.  I think the tour departs by boat on HK side.  I found a bit more listing here: http://www.geopark.gov.hk/en_s4f5.htm .  I hope you have sometime to visit.

It looks like ferry(boat) is the only way to get there. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks again.

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 06:30:58 PM »
Thanks CaiLeDao

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 03:58:50 PM »
We are going back to HK to visit family this November, our annual visit, and one of our destination will be :
 http://www.globalgeopark.org/aboutggn/list/china/6616.htm, lower right photo shows what I'm interest at.
Hope you can see that too, sometime.

Thanks for the link. What's the best trans method to get there Lion Rock? I'm guessing Ferry.  How far from Tsuen Wang?

Our office located in Tsuen Wang, HK. 5mins away from L hotel: http://www.lhotelcausewaybayhv.com/contact.php

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:11:49 PM »
Thanks minim2

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:10:34 PM »
Angles of view for 16mm is 108 degree and for 14mm is 114 degree.  If you are going to rent 14mm, I will suggest you leave your 16-35mm at home.  24-70mm + 14mm will be used probably 95% of the time.

Yeap...either or ;)

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:09:32 PM »
thanks lion rock,

I travel to HK & DongGuang, China 3-4 times a year. We have contract manufactures there. I know HK quite well. I can travel around HK by myself without any problem. China is little dif :-\

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:21:53 AM »
Thanks Random Orbits

I had 16-35 II before. 99% of my photos were taken @ 16mm f8 to f16. I still have 82mm B&W CPL filter for it. I like the sharpness of my 24-70 II. It just not wide enough for certian shots. 

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:11:02 AM »
Thanks kaihp

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:16:52 AM »
Thanks JPAZ

Since we only have the weekend there, my co-workers and I are working a plan to get as much as posible. See our plan below. I'm not sure it do able or not. We can switch things around of course.

Lenses / Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:41:12 AM »
My next business trip to HK & China is in mid Sep. We going to have a weekend off in China, my co-workers and I are planning visit “Yangshuo, China”. You can see Yangshuo landscape in their $20 bill.

For the gear, I’m going heavy this time:
1. First body - 5D III + 16-35 II or 14mm II + 24-70 II backup
2. Second body - 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II
I never hand on 14mm II before and I would like to rent it for couple weeks for this trip. Are there any cons compared to 16-35 II?

For those “been there & done that”:
1. Are there places in “Yangshuo” that you recommend for landscape photos?
2. Activities that you would recommend?
3. Since my co-workers and I don’t speak Chinese, do we really need a tour guy? We prefer our own paste, however, we still want to know the historical of Yangshuo.
Look forward to have your feedbacks.


EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:08:45 AM »
Replace my 5D?  yes and no

just sold my 16-35 II, to be replaced by the EFM 11-22 as the M will be my primary, ultralight backpacking, landscape kit

but when razor thin bokeh is in order, nothing but f1.2 will do.  i have a feeling the 85 II will more or less find a permanent home on my DSLR now.

+1....I love to shoot landscape with mirrorless. I wish Canon, Nikon, Sony or Fuji will release FF mirrorless + exchangeable lenses.

The only reason I'm still shooting with DSLR is: be able to track moving subject.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 06, 2013, 01:48:27 AM »

With EOS-M, one can still get great results by shooting in good light, or arrange to have more speedlites, strobes, reflectors, etc in low light IME, with a good noise reduction software like Noiseware becoming helpful to narrow the gap.

and why are we buying mirrorless again?

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