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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Susana I'm glad that I will have you to exchange tips with once we get our d3300 haha! ��
    Sleep, little one, close your eyes, mother will sing you a lullaby... Sleep in a jewel cradle, sleep, mother will rock you.
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Quote Originally Posted by yy View Post
    one more question here: will the 18-55 lens serve all my photo taking at angkor n sukhothai? n those in the near future?

    many thanks!
    Not in my opinion. Take the 55-300 with you for more flexibility on getting close ups of subjects.

    First rule of photography: Get closer-physically (failing that try a telephoto lens!)

    Good example:

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    With a 55-300 you could get a really good close up of that face-something like this -but probably better as this is a crop

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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    I find the 55-300mm is very good at shorter ranges-but as you say something from 18mm upwards is needed .
    Yes, good for detail but I wouldn't take it as the only lens.

    I'm finding the 18 - 105 just as good as the 18 - 55 but with a longer range. I am, though thinking of moving on to a 18 - 125...

    David

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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    PS-can you do the D7000 9 bracket trick on the 7100?
    Yes, but as the 7100 can do 5 brackets it becomes 15 brackets. But the dial has a button to press before turning so it is only really possible when using a tripod. That button is the only thing I don't much like on the 7100.

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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    YY, I look forward to taking this journey along with you. However, I don't think I'll be getting the 55-300 lens right away.

    I want a new body with warranty (camera of course, lol), but I think I will look at used lenses for any additional purchases. What do you advanced photographers think?

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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Yes -used lenses can be very good- but it is very important to buy from specialist photo stores who will have checked the lenses thoroughly for faults prior to putting them on sale. Take your camera body with you and try before you buy-good stores will have no objection to this.
    Check if there is any guarantee-3 months is quite normal -and is with the store-not the manufacturer.

    Do suggest you buy the body with the 18-55 lens as the latter can be incredibly cheap if bought this way-how does $40.66 sound for a lens? That was the difference between the body and the body with lens at one respected dealer I checked :

    http://www.jessops.com/search?q=Nikon%20D3300%20body

    http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...0108/Show.html

    (25 UK pound difference)

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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Susana View Post
    YY, I look forward to taking this journey along with you. However, I don't think I'll be getting the 55-300 lens right away.

    me too. I won't be getting any new lens as well until I grow more acquainted with what a dslr is all about and the best that my existing model n lens can do! ^^

    I want a new body with warranty (camera of course, lol), but I think I will look at used lenses for any additional purchases. What do you advanced photographers think?
    Sleep, little one, close your eyes, mother will sing you a lullaby... Sleep in a jewel cradle, sleep, mother will rock you.
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Yes Khun Don I will buy the dslr as a kit. with d d3300 body n a 18-55 lens, I will be looking at a little less than $700 cos the kit is on sale at d moment
    Sleep, little one, close your eyes, mother will sing you a lullaby... Sleep in a jewel cradle, sleep, mother will rock you.
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    - Isaan folksong, from "The Price of a Life" (Onkom, 1997)

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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    David! All the talk about brackets are making my eyes water. What on heaven are they meant for?

    ^_^ Susana, sorry my reply to u somehow got into your quotation, making it look like u talk funny!

    (^^) congratz Philip for losing weight. I have never thought of duty free. What a good idea. Is there any way one can check the price at airport duty free without having to go to the airport?
    Sleep, little one, close your eyes, mother will sing you a lullaby... Sleep in a jewel cradle, sleep, mother will rock you.
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Quote Originally Posted by yy View Post
    (^^) congratz Philip for losing weight. I have never thought of duty free. What a good idea. Is there any way one can check the price at airport duty free without having to go to the airport?
    Find out what company is selling duty free items at your airport....go online and check the prices and where their city store is located...go in and handle all of their cameras for a perfect fit.....How exciting....shopping for a new camera....

    Good luck.
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