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    If you would travel with a D700 and one lens, which would it be..

    a) zf 35mm

    b) zf 50mm f/2 Makro

    For everything. And why?

    I am very very undecided

    Thanks.

    p.s i have a trip in mid sept: alcase vin route ( hiking = wife..me = car ; budapest ; maybe slovenia ).

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    I have both Zeiss lenses, and find myself reaching for the 35 more often than the 50. I haven't had the 50 as long though. If I thought there might be any type of closeup shots, then the choice would be the 50. They are both stellar lenses and will shine on the D700.
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    Hey Chris, how you keeping?

    Both are stellar..true, very true. And therein lies my quandary!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Quote Originally Posted by ibcj View Post
    I have both Zeiss lenses, and find myself reaching for the 35 more often than the 50. I haven't had the 50 as long though. If I thought there might be any type of closeup shots, then the choice would be the 50. They are both stellar lenses and will shine on the D700.

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    My assumption is that if you have room for one then you can make room for two lenses...

    However as an exercise I would favor the 50 macro as it is better corrected and has macro and portrait advantages at closer distances.

    Now if you plan a lot of inside work without the ability to move back and need the 35 for framing a bit wider your choice is clear...I assume that the majority of the time you will be able to adjust distance from subject so that the wider perspective of the 35 is somewhat marginalized.

    The 50 works so well on the FF Nikon....no shade needed as the front element is so far recessed you save a bit of room in packing.

    Sounds like another great trip...cannot wait to see the pictures and read the associated story.

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    Hi Bob. Thanks for the response. I don't think I shall be doing any crammed interiors, this trip. the 50 is appealing for the makro and the non-ca. not so good for quick focus, though.

    we do 3 days in Murren ( she does! I relax ), then drive into Colmar ( she does ) to join the vin route. I shall be driving to each following stop, she meets me after a day's hike. Then off to Budapest for some spas and massage ( me, me )

    Don't feel like carrying anything else. Getting old and tired of travel and driving. Just want to see the world go by.

    Best.

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    My last few trips have used Canon S70 or Canon G10. I would love FF small size for these as I too spend majority of time watching and reflecting not capturing.

    Life here is too short......


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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    My last few trips have used Canon S70 or Canon G10. I would love FF small size for these as I too spend majority of time watching and reflecting not capturing.

    Life here is too short......


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    Bob, you are too right there my friend. I shall spend the day eating grapes

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    My friend...

    I just returned from the Baltics with the following kit:

    D700
    Zeiss 21
    Nikkor 35 2.0
    Nikkor 50 1.4
    Nikkor 105 DC

    50% of the pics were with the 21, 35% with the 35, 10% with the 50 and the rest with the 105.

    I wish I had the 35 in a Zeiss, but the Nikkor is a surprising little gem. I tend to shoot pretty wide tho.

    If I would say just one, it would be the 35 or 28. That being said, my wife got some cracking shots with her Lumix FX-150. I mean really good stuff.

    I also had my Mamiya 645 with the 80 1.9 and 45 2.8, but that's another story all together.
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    If only one lens, I would choose the 50 for sure. It's the classic "normal", and I lived with a 50mm f/1.8 as the only lens for my OM-1 for years. The close-up capabilities makes the ZF 50 even more usable.

    But if it was me, I would have brought one wide, one normal and one long, something along the lines of 25 + 50 + 85. But that's me, and I do eat two appetizers, or even two desserts, sometimes

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    Jason, Jorgen..Firstly thanks for your input.

    I have one problem ( ? ) which you have not encountered..yet. Age.

    My wife shall be carrying her d-lux4. Honestly that too would be fine for her and me.

    But, I need to have some stories to tell too, no?

    Already I am approaching 1.4 kg The M won't do for low light for me.

    I am tending towards the zf 50/2. Heavier than the nikon 50/1.4 I did Sweden with!!

    Best.

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    Then I would say the 50. Or the Nikkor 1.4G is wonderful as well.

    You may have me on age, but your eyesight must be solid with all the manual focus work! That's why the 21 is a gem shooting hyperfocal and the 35 AF-D is a decent auto focus lens. That being said, I still would love the 28 1.4. It might be all I need!
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    Rayyan: I don't have any manual focus lenses for the Nikon. I guess when I'm using it, I want fast AF - point, compose, shoot. Medium large lens, it'd be the 24-70mm f/2.8. Take only one smaller, all-around lens? Then I'd take the 50mm f/1.4G. Your pictures from Sweden were excellent! Whatever you take, we're looking forward to the results. Cheers, Matt.

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    Between those two options, I'd probably opt for the 35mm. However, as a single lens, I'd actually grab the 50mm f1.4 planar in preference to either of those two - anywhere beyond macro distances, my copy is definitely a little better than the 50mm Makro Planar and it is also much smaller and lighter than the 50mm MP or the 35mm - a no brainer for me if I were wanting to go light and simple. Obviously, if you envisage shooting a lot of macros, the 50mm MP is the way to go. I owned both and frankly was a bit surprised when I tested the two next to each other - I really loved the MP, but the planar was simply a clear step ahead at normal distances. I have subsequently sold my makro planar - I find the 100mm a much better real macro option; and the 50mm f1.4 a better lens for everything outside of macros (as well as being half the size and weight of the MP and a stop faster).

    Here's an example with the Zeiss ZF 50mm f1.4 Planar on the D700. Full size original is here:http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/show...original=1&c=5
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    I would definitely take the 35mm. But I'm not you... 50mm is probably the focal length I use least.

    Why don't you take your 100 favorite photos and see what focal length you used most?

    OTOH, you could get a Sony NEX with the kit zoom. Lightweight, one lens but some diversity, very good low light capability. A pretty good travel cam if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Muelver View Post
    Then I would say the 50. Or the Nikkor 1.4G is wonderful as well.

    You may have me on age, but your eyesight must be solid with all the manual focus work! That's why the 21 is a gem shooting hyperfocal and the 35 AF-D is a decent auto focus lens. That being said, I still would love the 28 1.4. It might be all I need!
    Jason, the focus confirmation helps a lot...a very much lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Rayyan: I don't have any manual focus lenses for the Nikon. I guess when I'm using it, I want fast AF - point, compose, shoot. Medium large lens, it'd be the 24-70mm f/2.8. Take only one smaller, all-around lens? Then I'd take the 50mm f/1.4G. Your pictures from Sweden were excellent! Whatever you take, we're looking forward to the results. Cheers, Matt.

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    Matt, thanks for the input. my fls are 24-70/100. but the zoom is HHeavy for me. And walking thru the vineyards won't make it lighter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Hutton View Post
    Between those two options, I'd probably opt for the 35mm. However, as a single lens, I'd actually grab the 50mm f1.4 planar in preference to either of those two - anywhere beyond macro distances, my copy is definitely a little better than the 50mm Makro Planar and it is also much smaller and lighter than the 50mm MP or the 35mm - a no brainer for me if I were wanting to go light and simple. Obviously, if you envisage shooting a lot of macros, the 50mm MP is the way to go. I owned both and frankly was a bit surprised when I tested the two next to each other - I really loved the MP, but the planar was simply a clear step ahead at normal distances. I have subsequently sold my makro planar - I find the 100mm a much better real macro option; and the 50mm f1.4 a better lens for everything outside of macros (as well as being half the size and weight of the MP and a stop faster).

    Here's an example with the Zeiss ZF 50mm f1.4 Planar on the D700. Full size original is here:http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/show...original=1&c=5
    Don. that's a super shot indeed. I don't do macros as such. but like to get close up once in a while; not for macro but for emphasis of the subject.

    Hmmm. 50/1.4 Planar you say. Hmmm.

    Don, has the CA or background rendition on the Planar 50mm bothered you?

    Regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokengirl View Post
    I would definitely take the 35mm. But I'm not you... 50mm is probably the focal length I use least.

    Why don't you take your 100 favorite photos and see what focal length you used most?

    OTOH, you could get a Sony NEX with the kit zoom. Lightweight, one lens but some diversity, very good low light capability. A pretty good travel cam if you ask me.
    tokengirl, thanks for stopping by. Appreciate it, much. Analyzed > 100 pics I took. Majority range is 28-85mm. mostly around 35 and 50. I need both, but can't carry both!!!

    The Nex ( or anything else ) means no holiday!!

    Thank you for your considered suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Don. that's a super shot indeed. I don't do macros as such. but like to get close up once in a while; not for macro but for emphasis of the subject.

    Hmmm. 50/1.4 Planar you say. Hmmm.

    Don, has the CA or background rendition on the Planar 50mm bothered you?

    Regards.
    My sample has basically no CA worth worrying about. The background blur issue is really a personal preference - I prefer the Zeiss to the Nikon 50mm AFS. BTW, you may also want to have a look at the Voigtlander 40mm f2 Ultron - a very handy, tiny lens which performs very well - it also has a useful close-up lens which comes with it.

    The 50mm Planar is also no slouch close-up - http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/show...original=1&c=5 This was shot at f4.
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    Interesting dilemma, Rayyan.
    One i'd never have.








    I'll pick the black one.


    Seriously, though i concur with many things said above, here's a couple of personal thoughts on the matter:

    - focal length: it really depends on what you're shooting. For most people i'd naturally say "take the 35 or 28 if you'll be mostly shooting landscapes, 50 for portraits". A portrait with the 50:




    But we're all well aware that you're a master of the ZF 35 for portraits (including sweet talking your way up close), so... the focal length wouldn't matter much here, for you.

    While the 35mm will prove a more flexible FL, 2/50 is still an option for monuments when the extra elbowroom in composition is not needed. Couple examples:








    - rendition: IMHO the two lens render somehow differently on the D700. I'd definitely take the 2/50 for a late summer/early fall trip in Alsace and/or Slovenia, for the subtle contrast and richer hues.

    - i disagree with Don on the topic of ZF (sorry Don, just MHO) 1.4/50 vs. 2/50. A recurrent discussion on the board, but i'll stand my ground on this one: apart from the extra stop and maybe a tad faster focusing ring in favor of the 1.4, the 2/50 is superior in all ways. Geometry, CA, local contrast, color rendition... and in particular, bokeh.





    Plus, bokeh is not only about rear OOF, and very few lenses have a nice "front bokeh". Here's an example:



    Discussion on bokeh can be found here, with more examples:

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...4&postcount=32

    Roger ("glenerrolrd") made a note saying that the transition from in focus to OOF zones were "quick". I guess it's a matter of personal taste, though after the discussion i kinda agree with him (not in a negative way). Bokeh is nice on all the ZF glasses, but the smoothness of the 2/50 is pretty much unmatched by anything out there in the 24-to-70mm range -except for some Middle Format, and maybe a couple of primes from Leica and one Canon, and then it's more a matter of taste.


    As a conclusion, both ZF 2/35 and 2/50 are stellar.
    In the end, if both are available, it's more of a choice between the obvious wider view of the former, and the slightly more puchy look and better geometry of the latter.
    I'm personally used to carrying only the 2/50 as a one lens kit on the Nikon FF, but i know you do that a lot with the 35 with great results.
    In the end, the "trip with one lens" exercise will be lotsa fun with either one of these. (insert smile)



    P.S. i only posted D700+ZF 2/50 photos here (quickly picked from the existing board gallery for availability reasons), since they're more on point here. As said earlier, you're such a specialist of the 2/35 that you'll find every reference needed in your own stack! (insert another smile)


    Oh by the way, depending on when you're travelling, at some point we might not be too far away from each other... maybe our paths will cross, who knows? (insert another smile) (limited to 10 images per post)



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    Corlan, a most enjoyable and enlightening presentation. Most appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Interesting dilemma, Rayyan.
    One i'd never have.








    I'll pick the black one.


    Seriously, though i concur with many things said above, here's a couple of personal thoughts on the matter:

    - focal length: it really depends on what you're shooting. For most people i'd naturally say "take the 35 or 28 if you'll be mostly shooting landscapes, 50 for portraits". A portrait with the 50:


    But we're all well aware that you're a master of the ZF 35 for portraits (including sweet talking your way up close), so... the focal length wouldn't matter much here, for you.

    While the 35mm will prove a more flexible FL, 2/50 is still an option for monuments when the extra elbowroom in composition is not needed. Couple examples:

    - rendition: IMHO the two lens render somehow differently on the D700. I'd definitely take the 2/50 for a late summer/early fall trip in Alsace and/or Slovenia, for the subtle contrast and richer hues.

    - i disagree with Don on the topic of ZF (sorry Don, just MHO) 1.4/50 vs. 2/50. A recurrent discussion on the board, but i'll stand my ground on this one: apart from the extra stop and maybe a tad faster focusing ring in favor of the 1.4, the 2/50 is superior in all ways. Geometry, CA, local contrast, color rendition... and in particular, bokeh.


    Plus, bokeh is not only about rear OOF, and very few lenses have a nice "front bokeh". Here's an example:

    Discussion on bokeh can be found here, with more examples:

    Roger ("glenerrolrd") made a note saying that the transition from in focus to OOF zones were "quick". I guess it's a matter of personal taste, though after the discussion i kinda agree with him (not in a negative way). Bokeh is nice on all the ZF glasses, but the smoothness of the 2/50 is pretty much unmatched by anything out there in the 24-to-70mm range -except for some Middle Format, and maybe a couple of primes from Leica and one Canon, and then it's more a matter of taste.


    As a conclusion, both ZF 2/35 and 2/50 are stellar.
    In the end, if both are available, it's more of a choice between the obvious wider view of the former, and the slightly more puchy look and better geometry of the latter.
    I'm personally used to carrying only the 2/50 as a one lens kit on the Nikon FF, but i know you do that a lot with the 35 with great results.
    In the end, the "trip with one lens" exercise will be lotsa fun with either one of these. (insert smile)



    P.S. i only posted D700+ZF 2/50 photos here (quickly picked from the existing board gallery for availability reasons), since they're more on point here. As said earlier, you're such a specialist of the 2/35 that you'll find every reference needed in your own stack! (insert another smile)


    Oh by the way, depending on when you're travelling, at some point we might not be too far away from each other... maybe our paths will cross, who knows? (insert another smile) (limited to 10 images per post)



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    Corlan, missed you mon ami.

    The images are magnifique! The presentation super.

    I need time to let it all sink in. Shall comment later.

    merci.

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    Thanks Osman, and Rayyan, for your kind comments.
    Hope this helps.

    (just noticed a huge mistake in my reply which would have me banned from GetDPI for sure... "middle format"? )

    There's a couple of interior low light shots that i would have added to be more comprehensive, but there are some on the first page of my gallery.

    Tough choice you got here Rayyan... but a good one to have.


    (forgot to mention, the first photo above ("Zeiss Lust") was taken couple of minutes prior to answering this thread -the two lenses were actually sitting on my side desk... fun coincidence)

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    Hmph. So do you have the 28 as well, Corlan?

    I would love a "Zeiss Kit" for when I have the time to focus and the like. Beautiful!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Muelver View Post
    Hmph. So do you have the 28 as well, Corlan?

    I would love a "Zeiss Kit" for when I have the time to focus and the like. Beautiful!!
    Zeiss don't make no 28mm ZF.

    Well, at least that's what i keep saying to myself to avoid the urge

    From what i surmise, this 28 draws more like the 2/50 than the 35... so i keep lurking (or is it lusting)?

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    Rayyan,
    If weight is a problem, you might want to consider the D90 replacement. It's (probably) not full frame, which means the widest Zeiss lenses won't be that wide anymore, but judging from the rumoured specs, it will a sensationally good camera. My guess is that it's only a question of a year or two before we see an FX sensor in the smaller body as well.

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    Corlan,
    Impressive photos. I believe that I've seen all of them before, but that doesn't make them less impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Corlan, missed you mon ami.

    The images are magnifique! The presentation super.

    I need time to let it all sink in. Shall comment later.

    merci.
    Corlan, Again the images you posted are awesome. beautiful front and back oof.

    Excellent colors and rendition.

    But..you have confused me more.

    Best.

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    When I can get one, I suspect that the Ďone lens kití I use with my D700 will be the new 24-120 f4.0 zoom (I currently use the 24-70 f2.8 in this role).

    Depending on my destination, I might also take the 16-35 f4.0 zoom - In tight situations I find myself using the 16mm end of this lens much more often than I expected now that itís so easy to correct converging verticals in Photoshop.

    If I want to be unobtrusive and can restrict myself to a fixed focal length I take my M9 with either a 35mm Summarit or a 50mm Nokton.
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    The 24-70 is a great lens but it's way too big to be an all the time, carry around lens when travelling. The new 24-120 sounds great in this regard.

    As for 35 or 50mm, I'd go the 35mm Zeiss. It's a great lens and when travelling I usually want to photograph wider street scenes, architecture and portraits. It's the best compromise all around, although I prefer shooting mainly with a 50mm day to day when home. Go figure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlancasterd View Post
    When I can get one, I suspect that the Ďone lens kití I use with my D700 will be the new 24-120 f4.0 zoom (I currently use the 24-70 f2.8 in this role).

    Depending on my destination, I might also take the 16-35 f4.0 zoom - In tight situations I find myself using the 16mm end of this lens much more often than I expected now that itís so easy to correct converging verticals in Photoshop.

    If I want to be unobtrusive and can restrict myself to a fixed focal length I take my M9 with either a 35mm Summarit or a 50mm Nokton.
    John, thanks for your input. Yes, I too am waiting for the new 24-120mm f/4.

    Quote Originally Posted by tjv View Post
    The 24-70 is a great lens but it's way too big to be an all the time, carry around lens when travelling. The new 24-120 sounds great in this regard.

    As for 35 or 50mm, I'd go the 35mm Zeiss. It's a great lens and when travelling I usually want to photograph wider street scenes, architecture and portraits. It's the best compromise all around, although I prefer shooting mainly with a 50mm day to day when home. Go figure...
    tjv, appreciate your suggestion/s. Difficult choice..no?

    Regards all.

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    hi people..again

    I have been doing nothing but packing unpacking and shooting with the zf 35/50 makro.

    what say you sages to a zf 35/2 plus a zf 50/1.4 combo. i love the zf 35 too!

    I love the zf 50/2 also...

    regards.

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    Then there's this one:



    The brand new 35mm f/1.4, ZF.2 as well as ZE. Don't know when it will be available though. Price around $2,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjv View Post
    The new 24-120 sounds great in this regard.
    Anyone had a taste yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Then there's this one:



    The brand new 35mm f/1.4, ZF.2 as well as ZE. Don't know when it will be available though. Price around $2,000.
    Jorgen, Hi. No pal not this one!!

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    Anyone had a taste yet?

    Michael, I have been phoning States, London to see if they had this.
    Would be ideal for me for the current trip.

    There is a listing of this one on the Graysof westminster site in London, but not in stock currently.

    Regards.

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    On my D700 I would take the 24-70 f/2.8.
    On my M9 I would take the 35 f/2 Summicron.

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    Thanks to all the folks that resdponded to my request.

    I have been with my d700 and zf 50mm planar for the past 2.5 weeks on the road.

    it has taken a fall in the mountains, but seems to be holding fine. Ayesha has starined her ligaments over the Eiger and I have shot my kneee and elbow having lost my way in bernese Oberland somewhere trekking a steep downhill in rain, fog and granite!

    I had to leave the M8 in Zurich due to weight constraints.

    My netbook packed up the first day. Having to do with cf cards.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Thanks to all the folks that resdponded to my request.

    I have been with my d700 and zf 50mm planar for the past 2.5 weeks on the road.

    it has taken a fall in the mountains, but seems to be holding fine. Ayesha has starined her ligaments over the Eiger and I have shot my kneee and elbow having lost my way in bernese Oberland somewhere trekking a steep downhill in rain, fog and granite!

    I had to leave the M8 in Zurich due to weight constraints.

    My netbook packed up the first day. Having to do with cf cards.

    Regards.
    Rayyan: Take care of yourselves!!!!!! If it doesn't kill you, it just makes you stronger. Somebody used to yell that at me when i was 18. I thought it was a little over the top, so, take care.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Take care, Rayyan. My best wishes to you and Ayesha.

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    Good to hear from you Rayyan!
    Feared you were stuck in some cosy chalet in the Alps!
    (or alternatively in some dark alsacian cellar with no soft drinks around)

    Too bad for the incidents, hope you'll get well asap.
    Take care, both of you

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    Matt, Osman, Corlan...

    Thanks for your well wishes.

    Well I we are in Budapest. Beautiful city.

    But I am in love with Alcase region!! No wine cellars, but made a lot of friends.

    I am doing more of postcards than anything else. The knees and elbows are pretty horrid.

    Ayesha has lost her zest, and we manage to walk at a verrryyyy slow pace.

    The Rayyan factor is the last thing on our minds right now.

    Let's see what Budapest brings. I am in an internet cafe in Vaci Uta ( ? )
    sitting alone at a cafe watching the world go by.

    Best.

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    Rayyan,
    again, sorry for the setbacks you've endured lately. You definitely sound like in a bit of a gloomy mood. Hey, maybe it's one of those times it's ok to sit back and consider things around with a different, slower state of mind.
    And yes, Budapest is a beautiful city... Get well my friends!

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    2 things to report...

    1...got pick pocketed...lost my ipod.

    2...US Film crew and me got into an argument...

    They were filming ' tinker soldier ..something '. One side of the street was closed. The other was open.

    I went to the other side, started to take some pictures.. crew jumped on me..

    ' you can't take pictures here '..
    'why? there is no sign..Is this private property?
    ' we have rented it for the day..'
    ' show me the papers, I said.

    Marco arrived. The head Honcho.
    You cannot photograph here, he said.
    why not, I said. This is a film set, he said.
    This is a public street, I said. The other side yxou rented for the day, I said.
    Where are you from? A lady with an American accent asked me.
    Why, you want to go out with me? I said. Soliciting is illegal, I said.
    Look, she said, you cannot take photos of the set.
    But I can take photos of the public building from across the street, I said.
    The police is here, she and Marco said.
    Let them talk to me, I said.
    This is an american film shoot, they said.
    This is a middle eastern tourist, I said. I am minding my own business and you
    are stopping me doing something which is proper.

    Marco said, he had been to Morrocco. Good for You I said. Have you been to my country. Maybe I can extend you the same coutesy I said.

    He spoke a few words of Arabic. I did too.

    Marco..' look take a few pics and you can go on'
    Me..' show me the rental agreement, now'
    Marco ' I bet you us dollars 1k I have it'

    Me..' Marco, I bet you 2K USD, I can take photos here'.

    Another guy arrived..' let's shake hands and no problems, ok'

    Me..' that's what I said'. I am in the EU, not Arizona. There are rights for peaceful tourists who are threatened by likes of you.'

    The American..The police is here. Me..so are lawyers, and the EU bill of human rights.

    I was allowed to photograph..I showed them, and then deleted them all.

    Me..' be courteous and I shall be repectful..threaten me and I shall bark'

    We shook hands. I asked him where they were staying. Why?

    To pay you a visit with some legal friends. They laughed. I walked away.

    Have a nice day Corlan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Rayyan,
    again, sorry for the setbacks you've endured lately. You definitely sound like in a bit of a gloomy mood. Hey, maybe it's one of those times it's ok to sit back and consider things around with a different, slower state of mind.
    And yes, Budapest is a beautiful city... Get well my friends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    [...] Soliciting is illegal, I said.
    [...]



    ...


    Not being shy to get into a fight for what you think is right... a healthy sign, Rayyan.

    Security guys from pretty much everywhere tend to be overly agressive these days (try shooting in London for example, at least a year or so ago it was a hurdles race)... to their credit, they're themselves under a lot of pressure from above -even though it doesn't excuse being impolite nor unfair.

    P.S. sorry to hear about the Ipod.

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    Wow! Rayyan, I adore your spirit! And, thank you Corlan for making our dear friend write to us.
    Get well, both of you Rayyan! You are missed around here...

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    Corlan, Osman...Thanks.

    On with the trip..albiet on crutches..

    Best.

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