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Myanmar And Photography Gear...

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I am thinking of visiting Myanmar. I would like to go to the more off the beaten path areas, not just Rangoon Mandalay.

My hobby is photography and I have some intimidating looking photo gear. Will my 3lb 70-200 Nikon lens be a problem? I don't want to leave a $2,500 lens behind in some random storage place in BKK.

Are things like dSLRs and bi lenses OK or will they cause me problems?

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never had any trouble traveling with two bodies and 2 lenses, 1 zoom,1 50mm 1.8) external flash and tripod

in amazon u can find it for less than $1,650

I prefer the 18-200 myself, not as fast but covers more

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Not an issue at all. Photographers can't leave their cameras aside.

I'd been to most of SEA, am passion for Photographing. Tell you what I carry including my trekking trip in Sapa N.Vietnam.

2 bodies, 1 Nikon & 1 Canon ( I have my reasons )

1 tripod, 5 lenses and I agree, 18-200mm will be the best.

2 camera bags, 4 batteries, 1 remote shutter plus cleaning kit..................... I don't see any problem. Just go and enjoy. My 2 cents!

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My setup is D7000 and my old D80.

35/1.8 and 70-200 vr2.

I have the 18-200 and the quality is just not there compared to my current setup. This lens ends up sitting on the shelf back in the US and I will sell it. when I get back

Good to know this stuff is no problem in Burma. I will either cross from Mae Sai or fly to Mandalay and see where I can go from there.

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No problem at all. Took the same 70-200 and several other lenses and FF bodies earlier this year. A 70-200 on a D7000 should be great for candid shots of the locals. You will probably want to go wide at times so take the 35/1.8. In fact, take something even wider if you can because the 35 on a crop body is not wide at all. I found the 14-24/D700 setup to be just right for indoors and 70-200/D700 for outdoors in Bagan. Bagan was awfully dusty so I would imagine off-the-beaten path locations to be equally dusty, so keep lens changes to a minimum. Enjoy.

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No problem at all. Took the same 70-200 and several other lenses and FF bodies earlier this year. A 70-200 on a D7000 should be great for candid shots of the locals. You will probably want to go wide at times so take the 35/1.8. In fact, take something even wider if you can because the 35 on a crop body is not wide at all. I found the 14-24/D700 setup to be just right for indoors and 70-200/D700 for outdoors in Bagan. Bagan was awfully dusty so I would imagine off-the-beaten path locations to be equally dusty, so keep lens changes to a minimum. Enjoy.

Yup, I just came from India and everything you said reflects my experience 100%.

35 is often not wide enough. When it works, it really delivers so I like it. But I'm thinking of picking up 24-70/2.8 as my main lens. Price at Pantip is surprisingly very fair compared to US prices.

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