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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2013, 04:44:21 AM »
I like the pic, is it in Bangkok? The guy with the smoke seems to carry a fair bit of attitude.

It is Nana Plaza on Sukhumvit Soi 4. I will let you google the rest! ;-)

Sanj, nice shot. Just be careful not to get carried away and leave your nice camera unattended while you are distracted elsewhere!! And do not leave it out if you have a "friend" visit your hotel!! That's what the safe is for! But I do not think I need to tell you that.
Ah, thought so. I know Bangkok well after my years in the region but I normally don't frequent the Ladyboy Sois  ;) There's plenty of other fun places around Nana.

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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2013, 04:52:42 AM »
Ah, thought so. I know Bangkok well after my years in the region but I normally don't frequent the Ladyboy Sois  ;) There's plenty of other fun places around Nana.

There are no real Ladyboy Sois, just ladyboy bars. Nana is a three-floor u shaped building crammed full of go-go bars. Most of them are normal, whatever "normal" is in a place like that!  :o ;)
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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2013, 05:37:05 AM »
Ah, thought so. I know Bangkok well after my years in the region but I normally don't frequent the Ladyboy Sois  ;) There's plenty of other fun places around Nana.

There are no real Ladyboy Sois, just ladyboy bars. Nana is a three-floor u shaped building crammed full of go-go bars. Most of them are normal, whatever "normal" is in a place like that!  :o ;)
:D OK, I only referred to the area around the station, yes to refer to it as normal is to stretch it a bit.

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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2013, 06:28:44 AM »
Hey sanj, ignore the ignorant and unnecessary comments. I understand what you were trying to provide to people here, that combo is great for that type of shooting. I love your wildlife photos that show up in other posts. If you have more examples of the 1DX/85 to post here i'm sure i as well as others would like to see them. Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2013, 06:52:41 AM »
Hey sanj, ignore the ignorant and unnecessary comments. I understand what you were trying to provide to people here, that combo is great for that type of shooting. I love your wildlife photos that show up in other posts. If you have more examples of the 1DX/85 to post here i'm sure i as well as others would like to see them. Keep up the good work.

Thank you so much! Yes will post more hopefully monday.. :)

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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2013, 07:07:40 AM »
The first thing I noticed about your first shot was the leg muscularity of the cigarette smoker girl...I was going to say that she must be doing a lot of "squats"...but after reading the posts, I'm confused...are you saying that she is a he?   

Either way...Great shot, really interesting capture.

By the way, i dont use the 1.2, but I have the 85 1.8 on my 1dx right now...it's just a thing of beauty to hold and shoot isn't it?  I typically use my 85 for action, but when i see your images it makes me wonder if i should try some street photography with my combo.    Anyway, I'm going to take it with me as I walk the dog this early morning almost exactly on the other side of the planet from you in the still snow covered upper Midwest US.

Nice post sanj, keep those cool shots coming!

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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2013, 07:24:15 AM »
The first thing I noticed about your first shot was the leg muscularity of the cigarette smoker girl...I was going to say that she must be doing a lot of "squats"...but after reading the posts, I'm confused...are you saying that she is a he?   

Either way...Great shot, really interesting capture.

By the way, i dont use the 1.2, but I have the 85 1.8 on my 1dx right now...it's just a thing of beauty to hold and shoot isn't it?  I typically use my 85 for action, but when i see your images it makes me wonder if i should try some street photography with my combo.    Anyway, I'm going to take it with me as I walk the dog this early morning almost exactly on the other side of the planet from you in the still snow covered upper Midwest US.

Nice post sanj, keep those cool shots coming!

Thank you for the compliment. Yes "he". And you trying the lens for street photography was my entire point of this post. :)

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« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2013, 07:26:09 AM »
ISO 2500. F 1.4.
Right outside Nana Square.

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« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2013, 11:45:47 AM »
Hey sanj, ignore the ignorant and unnecessary comments. I understand what you were trying to provide to people here, that combo is great for that type of shooting. I love your wildlife photos that show up in other posts. If you have more examples of the 1DX/85 to post here i'm sure i as well as others would like to see them. Keep up the good work.

Thank you so much! Yes will post more hopefully monday.. :)
I hope I don't fall in the ignorant and unnecessary category.  I might have gone astray about the subject but that was because it was a great image that captured something I see almost everyday where I live. I think it goes for expatinasia aswell.

The first thing I noticed about your first shot was the leg muscularity of the cigarette smoker girl...I was going to say that she must be doing a lot of "squats"...but after reading the posts, I'm confused...are you saying that she is a he?   

Either way...Great shot, really interesting capture.

Nice post sanj, keep those cool shots coming!



Northstar, the stories that coild be told about guys mistaking she from he.

Whatever, it was a great picture and clearly it told a story.

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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2013, 12:11:51 PM »
ISO 2500. F 1.4.
Right outside Nana Square.

I like the contrast & color of this combo. Awesome shots sanj

How is 85L AF speed in low light with 1D X? I'm shooting with 5D III, I'm not sure that would be the same?
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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2013, 12:53:55 PM »
Let the man enjoy his gear, I'm sure he worked hard to get them. ^_~
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« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2013, 05:36:05 PM »
...but after reading the posts, I'm confused...are you saying that she is a he?   


Let me guess, you've never been to Thailand?

If you go, be careful, or you might return even more confused.

I should post one of my pictures from there, posing with nice "lady". One more drink and I might have not noticed the difference, until too late.

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« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2013, 06:27:05 PM »
Let me guess, you've never been to Thailand?

If you go, be careful, or you might return even more confused.

Hahaha! True, though those bars are really quite good as the contents are as labelled on the tin, so to speak. It is the bars that are not "ladyboy" specific that you have to really be careful in, as in those it is very easy to believe that they are all ladies, when of course they are not (mainly).

Do post your pic though.  :o ;) :)

Sanj, how long are you in Bangkok for?
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« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2013, 08:13:27 PM »
Obviously....
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