A Familiar Territory with an Unfamiliar Lens

Do you have a lens that you don't use so often? a 50mm? a wide? a 600 mm zoom? Did you just get a new lens that you haven't had the chance to shoot with and see what it can do? Do you have a camera and have not figured out how it works beyond the auto mode? Do you have a camera?

If the answer to at least one of those questions is a resounding "YES," then come enjoy a (forecasted) sunny Sunday with like-minded people.

The goal here is to make sure you are more comfortable with the equipment that you already have. Hopefully you youself can answer the question: "why did I buy this gear in the first place?" by the end of the day. Or if that didn't do it, then at least maybe you can come out of it with some interesting stuff purchased from the antique market.

HOW TO GET THERE: Just in case anybody is wondering the whereabouts of the antique market. You can hop on a taxi and ask for Dongtai Gudong Shichang (东台古董市场). Alternatively, you can also use the metro and get off at Laoximen station. Take exit 1 and keep right, heading north along South Xizang road. When you hit Fangbang Road, cross the street and continue along South Xizang road. You know you have arrived when you see a big red gate to your left. If anyone is familiar with the bird & insect market, it's across from there.

We can also meet up at Exit 1 Laoximen station at 1. My number is[masked] in case you are lost.

Looking forward to meeting everyone on Sunday!

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  • Vanessa H K.

    Everyone's photos have been inspiring to take out again. Have a great CNY!

    1 · February 1, 2013

  • Patrick van S.

    Fun to get to walk around somewhere I've been before but have a good excuse to just take pictures and be silly.

    January 30, 2013

  • Kayode

    Good. Had a great time and it was good to see new members.

    January 29, 2013

  • Kevin D

    Thanks for coming out guys. Sorry that we 'ditched' a couple of guys after the antique market. I only managed to grab whoever was in my sight before we headed off to Yuyuan. We can do this again very very soon. Just suggest a place.

    January 28, 2013

  • Manish

    It was first time for me in this grp. really wonderful experience.Thanks guys. Plz let me know if there is any plan during Chinese new year.

    January 28, 2013

  • Michelle

    Wow this place is cool! Great pictures!

    January 28, 2013

  • Guillaume S.

    First time for me, nice experience, cool peoples.

    January 27, 2013

  • Paul C.

    Beautiful and sunny weather, nice trip!

    January 27, 2013

  • Hanna

    Was a great day! Nice to meet you all.

    1 · January 27, 2013

  • Vanessa H K.

    Time well spent!!

    January 27, 2013

  • koko

    thanks guys .. great time ..

    January 27, 2013

  • Higgs S.

    K, thanks for setting this up!!! Nice to meet you all!!

    January 27, 2013

  • Wensheng L.

    Sorry I'm not able to make it.

    January 27, 2013

  • Hanna

    I arrived from the other side and will wait/meet at the entrance from Xizang South Rd. am here now.

    January 27, 2013

  • Hanna

    A silly question would be to ask, how do I recognize you? Guessing it will be hard to miss the 30 people with at least one camera each! See you tomorrow :)

    January 26, 2013

    • Kevin D

      You thought correctly! I have a feeling you will not miss me and the lens I'm bringing ;p

      January 27, 2013

  • Kevin D

    We have a lot of us coming out tomorrow so that's great.

    To every one looking to meet up with me at exit 1, please don't be late and keep the others waiting. I will wait until 1.15 and after that you will have to rendezvous with the rest of the group at the antique market. So please make a note of either my number or the direction from exit 1 to the market. Can't wait for tomorrow!

    January 26, 2013

  • Kevin D

    my number added

    January 21, 2013

  • Jacob C.

    Hey, I'd love to meet up at the antique market since that's just a short walk from where I live... What's the best way to get hold of you/meet you once I'm there? Cheers!

    1 · January 21, 2013

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