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    Before my eyes give up...

    After considerable to and fro, decided not buy any lenses for the Nikon or the Fuji.

    In the bag shall be my ME. And the cron 28 asph, the lux 50 asph, and the macro
    elmar-m 90mm.

    The X-T1 with the Fuji 35/1.4 and a m-mount adapter. Just in case

    Oh, yes, we are off to China shortly

    The wife shall take the train trip to Tibet and go the Everest Base Camp.

    Since I cannot trek that high, I shall explore some wonderful cultural sites...at my leisure...
    At sensible altitudes. And where cars can go.
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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    After considerable to and fro, decided not buy any lenses for the Nikon or the Fuji.

    In the bag shall be my ME. And the cron 28 asph, the lux 50 asph, and the macro
    elmar-m 90mm.

    The X-T1 with the Fuji 35/1.4 and a m-mount adapter. Just in case

    Oh, yes, we are off to China shortly

    The wife shall take the train trip to Tibet and go the Everest Base Camp.

    Since I cannot trek that high, I shall explore some wonderful cultural sites...at my leisure...
    At sensible altitudes. And where cars can go.
    Sounds like a wonderful trip with just a wee bit more photo gear than you really need, but who cares? Have a great one! and make great photos!

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    good decision and enjoy the trip!!!
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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Our travel agent called us from Beijing..

    Due to the earthquake in Nepal, which has affected parts of Tibet, he is not sure
    if Tibet shall be open for tourists when my wife is booked for her trip..

    This involves me making plans to include her on my leisurely trip..which might not be so leisurely after all..

    Any rugged mountainous regions and or river crossings and the like, I shall have to rethink my equipment.

    Best regards.

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    I did wonder when I read your first post. I'd say it might be a while before any of this area is suitable for visitors.

    A shame, such devastation.
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    Yes Gary. A very tragic disaster..in terms of human life and then property, including important historical monuments.

    Best regards .

    Quote Originally Posted by Gbealnz View Post
    I did wonder when I read your first post. I'd say it might be a while before any of this area is suitable for visitors.

    A shame, such devastation.
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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    I'd not been up to date on the earthquake in Nepal until last night. Ach, a terrible thing—the dragon has stirred and taken another bite. Nothing to be done but cope with it.

    Yes, it will mess up your plans. Nothing to be done about it, just adapt and soldier on.

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Before my eyes give up and considering the regulations on China domestic flights
    I shall be carrying 2 leica Ms. Plus one extra battery.

    And two lenses..cron 35 asph, cron 75 apo...ME and M8..35/50/75/90.

    One cam and a lens in the carry-on.

    Tripod in checked in luggage.

    One cam and 75 over the shoulder; as per regulations.

    Filters, extra battery, cleaning cloth, spare specs, toothpick, meds, cc, passports,
    itineraries, ipod, iphone, headphones all fit in this..+ cable release.


    Dusted off my M8 and tested with the 75..seems to be working as shown above.
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    Before my eyes give up...

    China, ME, Lux 50 asph...


    The official photogs had long white lenses..very long, very big..threatening; the lenses and the photogs.

    Nothing like a Leica to make your day, eh?
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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Thanks Duane.

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Lovely photos!
    Nice gear too!

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Grand parks. Wonderfully sculptured. Spotlessly clean.

    Anytime is a good time to visit the parks.

    But early morning...another world unfolds. One can't help but join in..

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    Thanks for the likes folks. Much appreciated

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Jorgen, ceh, Adam, camping, and Dan...thanks guys

    In the streets....

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Chinatown..PRC

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    The very ancient town of Lijiang, Yunnan Province. The Jade Snow Dragon Mountain forms the backdrop for this image.

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    I would ( and did ) go out and photograph rather than write open ( or closed ) letters to any camera manufacturer. And shall waste my time on photographing what interests me with what equipment I have.

    A girl from the Naxi tribe in the Yunnan Province.

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Jorgen, Dan, ceh...thanks for the likes guys. Much appreciated.

    My hotel was located inside the Old Town of Lijiang. Really a beautiful town. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..the whole ancient town.

    How I got to take the shot below is a story in itself. Very funny. Anyway, they were filming for a movie or a television show, when I walked in..dressed in my long white robe..heck I was in my hotel!!

    After considerable amicable sign language, I was allowed to take a few shots. The female actress did not approve of me nor of me taking photographs on the set.

    I don't blame her..the sight of me would put anyone off

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    John, Dan, Jorgen, rga...thank you all.

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    Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City lie around 250 meters behind me.
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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Dan, Godfrey..

    Guangxi province in the PRC is considered to be one of the most scenic areas of the country. And it is, without a doubt.

    Here I opted to stay about 25-30 kms outside the town of Yangshou ( with a street known as west street, but affectionately called ' western ' street. I shall leave it for you to figure out the reason )

    I was in the rural heart of the PRC. At night, just some frogs croaking and fireflies.

    In the morning, I would wake up to a lone farmer playing a flute. From my bed, I could see the world famous Karst mountains with mist, clouds and rain.

    Zen. With a vengeance. Green, like I had never seen before.

    It did rain a lot...I obviously loved it to bits..went wild..

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    Thanks Dan.

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    Dan, ceh..much appreciated gentlemen. Thank you.

    The small, or rather the only, shop and meeting place in my village. Ilearnt to play mahjong here Not very well, I am afraid.

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    Up the hill, Butch..

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    Loksi, thank you. Very much appreciated sir.

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    loksi, Dan..thanks.

    I was just passing through....

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    Dan, stay well pal. Thanks.

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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    During this trip, using the M took some effort on my part. The spontaneity of previous usage was gone. I struggled with focus. I missed shots, and I mis-focussed way more often than the past.

    It is time for me to sadly part company with my Ms; except as a second camera
    for trips...nothing to do with the superb Ms and the even better lenses that I have enjoyed over the years.

    The M has remained young, whereas I have aged faster. Simple fact.

    Before my eyes give up; the last shot in this series.

    koffee & kamera
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    Re: Before my eyes give up...

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    During this trip, using the M took some effort on my part. The spontaneity of previous usage was gone. I struggled with focus. I missed shots, and I mis-focussed way more often than the past.

    It is time for me to sadly part company with my Ms; except as a second camera
    for trips...nothing to do with the superb Ms and the even better lenses that I have enjoyed over the years.

    The M has remained young, whereas I have aged faster. Simple fact.

    Before my eyes give up; the last shot in this series.
    Beautiful series and enjoyed the journey, thanks for sharing.

    Certainly can understand that the "M" will need to be set aside as time goes by. Lucky for us that there are many AF solutions available!

    Enjoyed you images over on the Fuji thread as well.
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