Advice needed from NYC resident or recent visitor

Started Jul 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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PeterY Senior Member • Posts: 1,617
Advice needed from NYC resident or recent visitor

Doing the Big Apple at the end of the month with the familly. Plan to travel very light in terms of camera gear; 1 body, 1 lens, no flash. Plan to take the 5D M2 w/ 24-105. I think most will agree that with better high ISO performance this is a better choice then the 7D with its onboard flash right?

I have 2 questions....sorry but this might be cross posted as I need lots of opinions:

1. Where is THE best place to shoot the NYC skyline? I realize you have to come out of Manhatten for this.

2. We are on a tight budget so we can't afford to stay in Manhatten. Would you stay in NJ and commute in daily or stay in the boroughs? Staten Island seems reasonable in price but looks like a long trip into the city. Brooklyn is not much cheaper and Queens doesn't seem to have to offer for hotels.

Need somewhere with free parking, safe and clean. All advice would be much appreciated. Other must do suggestions in NYC would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

 PeterY's gear list:PeterY's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sony a6500 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM +4 more
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