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Old 18th July 2011, 19:22   #8161
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About the Ladakh trip, its tiring and unpredictable as many of my friends witness, but majority go there with an adventurous mind and no guarantee that a trip could end up in satisfaction. Its a chance taking by all means ! I remember the telecast of interview with '3 Idiots' director, the whole crew had returned as the weather turned bad in few hours. Then the final shoots were done after few months of patient waiting ! Actors also went through breathless situations few times.
I'm just back from my 2nd Ladakh trip. The cost I think totally depend on your mode of transport. If you are an avid biker then your cost might come down drastically. But if you are going to hire a vehicle then costs will shoot up. Bikes can be rented at Leh itself for 300-500Rs for pulsar kind of bikes and 600-900 for Bullets per day. Depending on the demand they will increase or decrease the rent amount. I've rented a khatara pulsar for just 300Rs for a day there. But the hiring price for cars (innova/Xylo/Scorpio etc) will depend on your destination and they've a fixed rate chart. So depending on how many people you've in your group will also determine the cost per head. For a Xylo type vehicle you can easily journey with 5 or 6 people very comfortably.
For Ladakh trip, acclimatization is very very important. You've to take rest the first day at Leh specially if you are travelling by flight. Take up things slowly and once you are acclimatized you can go around trekking/hiking or whatever you wish.

BTW, this time I've used 17-40mm L for the trip and I'm really in love with the lens. All these days I've been thinking about going for a general purpose lens and I think this could be answer. I was mostly using this lens for all my shots. Hardly I've used the 10-22mm this time. Next I would try the 24-105mm and would decide between these two to which one to buy first (and will get the other one later).
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Anyway here is the test shot ! Here two flashes are through diffuser (one as key light and another as hair light) and one through red glass paper. Umbrellas not yet used. I am sure they can bring smooth shadows.
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[Shajufx this photo looks very professional, i believe you have used all the new gadgets and accessories imported from Hong kong]
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I'm just back from my 2nd Ladakh trip.....this time I've used 17-40mm L for the trip and I'm really in love with the lens.....
You did not call me ? I was waiting for a company !! What body are you using ? Hope we can see some images

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...i believe you have used all the new gadgets and accessories imported from Hong kong
I only got 2 lights and some receivers from HK, nothing else, though the image posted looks like a huge list of things. All those wires and cables are useful only for a studio set up.

Learning lighting is fun, I am yet to figure out the position and power required for the third light
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And I am getting ready for "Optimus Prime ". All shall be revealed in a few days.

Cheers!

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You did not call me ? I was waiting for a company !! What body are you using ? Hope we can see some images
Oops, sorry man, didn't know that time that u would've been interested. Would've been great to have a photographer as a company. I was using 40D and 50D for the trip. Will soon post some images. This time I probably haven't got the kind of photographs I wanted.
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And I am getting ready for "Optimus Prime ". All shall be revealed in a few days...
No, we dont have patience to wait ! My google search with that word gave me this image, hope you are not getting into games, and in that case, this is a wrong thread too
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....This time I probably haven't got the kind of photographs I wanted.
No problem, lets do it again next month
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No problem, lets do it again next month
He he I would love to do that but I will have to sell my kidney or something to gather the funds. And also I'll have to quit my job too and I love my job ..
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No, we dont have patience to wait ! My google search with that word gave me this image, hope you are not getting into games, and in that case, this is a wrong thread too
HAA HAA! No buddy I am not a fan of the Autobot leader yet, though I must say he's cool. I am a self confessed sci fi fan ever since I saw Star Wars (my user name/alias on TBHP should tell you) and Star Trek the TV series when I was a school kid.

Like I said - all will be revealed soooon!

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He he I would love to do that but I will have to sell my kidney or something to gather the funds. And also I'll have to quit my job too and I love my job .....
Thats a lot of 'to-do' list !!!

Sorry guys for going bit off-track ! Kaushik you are in my FB list (not federal bureau ) lets communicate there when required.

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....all will be revealed soooon! ....
Anyway, we have no choice now !

Back to the thread: Anyone is using extension tubes for macros ? I find them as cheap as 500 bucks on eBay. Is it worth ? They are just tubes without any glass in it, so does it anyway matter on the image quality ? I am not bothered about the auto-focus or aperture part as its done manually for macros. The mentioned product here has only the tube (3 pieces) and mounting slots, nothing else.

Someone had asked the same question few pages back as I remember, but I think it was bit more pricier one with the focus pin contacts etc.
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Back to the thread: Anyone is using extension tubes for macros ? I find them as cheap as 500 bucks on eBay. Is it worth ? They are just tubes without any glass in it, so does it anyway matter on the image quality ? I am not bothered about the auto-focus or aperture part as its done manually for macros. The mentioned product here has only the tube (3 pieces) and mounting slots, nothing else.

Someone had asked the same question few pages back as I remember, but I think it was bit more pricier one with the focus pin contacts etc.
It's worth it, but what about changing the aperture? That might be a little difficult. Also, there will be some light loss with ETs but then you have a D700, so bump the ISO up .
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And I am getting ready for "Optimus Prime ".
are you getting an 800mm lens???
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are you getting an 800mm lens???
Nopes yaar. Nikon does not make and I cannot afford a 800mm lens.

Optimus Prime is on its way. Just a few days more and I will share the pics with you all.

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Optimus Prime is on its way.
Are you getting a 85mm f/1.8 or 135mm f/2 for your D700?
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Are you getting a 85mm f/1.8 or 135mm f/2 for your D700?
I guess it has to be the 85mm F1.4.

Or I would say either 50mm f1.4 or 35mm F1.8
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Any Pentax users on this thread?
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