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Tyroop

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Hoi An, Vietnam
« on: October 22, 2017, 02:33:24 AM »
Just back from a short break in Hoi An. There are far too many tourists, but this doesn't distract from the fact that it is a very photogenic little town. If you are planning a trip to anywhere in Southeast Asia I would definitely recommend stopping by Hoi An. There are flights from many airports in Asia and the flight from Bangkok only takes 90 minutes.

I took an M6 body, three small lenses, and one slightly larger lens. I took my EF-M 18-55mm, but didn't use it at all. The lens I used most was the EF-S 10-22mm. Originally I had intended taking the EF-M 11-22mm, which is a great lens, but the EF-S 10-22 is faster and the image quality is slightly better. The EF-S 10-22mm is bigger, but it is still quite portable.

My second most used lens was the EF-M 22mm and I also took a few shots with the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake. Travelling with my wife and two small kids I didn't get as many opportunities to take photos as I would have liked, but I did manage to get a few snaps.

I'm still having problems with my M6 changing ISO value without me noticing. I thought I had got to the bottom of this, but there is still a problem. It's really annoying to take a series of shots and then to find that they are all ISO 25,600. I have never had this problem with any Canon camera I have previously owned. Apart from this issue, the M6 is a little gem.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
« on: October 22, 2017, 02:33:24 AM »

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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 10:50:23 PM »
Awesome pictures and great panning skills! :)

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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 09:23:21 AM »
Very nice pictures. I especially like the first one.   :)

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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 04:10:04 PM »
Would very much like to travel to Vietnam. Are tourists permitted to roam the countryside without a minder?
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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 11:43:28 PM »
Great set of pictures. My favorite is the 3rd one.

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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 11:52:20 PM »
Just back from a short break in Hoi An. There are far too many tourists, but this doesn't distract from the fact that it is a very photogenic little town. If you are planning a trip to anywhere in Southeast Asia I would definitely recommend stopping by Hoi An. There are flights from many airports in Asia and the flight from Bangkok only takes 90 minutes.

I took an M6 body, three small lenses, and one slightly larger lens. I took my EF-M 18-55mm, but didn't use it at all. The lens I used most was the EF-S 10-22mm. Originally I had intended taking the EF-M 11-22mm, which is a great lens, but the EF-S 10-22 is faster and the image quality is slightly better. The EF-S 10-22mm is bigger, but it is still quite portable.

My second most used lens was the EF-M 22mm and I also took a few shots with the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake. Travelling with my wife and two small kids I didn't get as many opportunities to take photos as I would have liked, but I did manage to get a few snaps.

I'm still having problems with my M6 changing ISO value without me noticing. I thought I had got to the bottom of this, but there is still a problem. It's really annoying to take a series of shots and then to find that they are all ISO 25,600. I have never had this problem with any Canon camera I have previously owned. Apart from this issue, the M6 is a little gem.

http://phil.uk.net/vietnam/hoi-an.html

Nice.  Please post more.

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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 08:44:37 PM »
Thanks guys, you are all very kind.
CanonFanBoy, we stayed in Hoi An most of the time and just used a driver for excursions because I didn't know how to get around and have zero Vietnamese language skills. Language can be a big barrier. My Thai is fine, but no other languages. As far as I am aware, there is no problem at all with tourists travelling around without a minder if you want to be adventurous.
My impression, after observing the building of so much tourist infrastructure, is that Vietnam is really going after the tourism trade. Up to now, Thailand has been the dominant player in this sector. The locals are very friendly and welcome foreigners.

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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 08:44:37 PM »

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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 10:04:24 PM »
Nice Pictures Tyroop. Looks warmer than what the rest of us are experiencing up here in winter land.
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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 01:40:24 PM »
Thanks guys, you are all very kind.
CanonFanBoy, we stayed in Hoi An most of the time and just used a driver for excursions because I didn't know how to get around and have zero Vietnamese language skills. Language can be a big barrier. My Thai is fine, but no other languages. As far as I am aware, there is no problem at all with tourists travelling around without a minder if you want to be adventurous.
My impression, after observing the building of so much tourist infrastructure, is that Vietnam is really going after the tourism trade. Up to now, Thailand has been the dominant player in this sector. The locals are very friendly and welcome foreigners.
Thanks for the info. I have a Vietnamese friend who has mentioned several times that he and I go to Vietnam for a visit. That would be capital! He was among the boat people that were resettled in Garden Grove, California. That you know Thai is great. I grew up in a spanish speaking household and my spanish is almost non-existent. I really admire folks with the ability to pick up more than one language. My dad didn't teach us, and in fact, discouraged speaking in spanish.

I'll have to look at going. Mexico is too scary right now. My dad won't even go to Mexico. Vietnam is probably much safer. Dad was in Vietnam with the Marines in 1968 during the Tet offensive.
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Re: Hoi An, Vietnam
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 01:40:24 PM »