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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:19 am

the lynx wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Only on weekends and when I was there with my volunteer group did they try to fill to max


Didn't you just state what I already stated? :roll:


my bad - correction ..even when they had people lining up all the way to the entrance of the light-show area, the never got to going half capacity :D :D

The wheel is spinning non-stop .. and I suspect for safety reasons as well, they don't ever get to fill it even near max..

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:23 am

ecureilx wrote:
the lynx wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Only on weekends and when I was there with my volunteer group did they try to fill to max


Didn't you just state what I already stated? :roll:


my bad - correction ..even when they had people lining up all the way to the entrance of the light-show area, the never got to going half capacity :D :D

The wheel is spinning non-stop .. and I suspect for safety reasons as well, they don't ever get to fill it even near max..


Maximum capacity is enough people to block the views that matter.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:28 am

nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
the lynx wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Only on weekends and when I was there with my volunteer group did they try to fill to max


Didn't you just state what I already stated? :roll:


my bad - correction ..even when they had people lining up all the way to the entrance of the light-show area, the never got to going half capacity :D :D

The wheel is spinning non-stop .. and I suspect for safety reasons as well, they don't ever get to fill it even near max..


Maximum capacity is enough people to block the views that matter.


Anyway I was just pointing out to Sergei's suggestion that it only works with just two in the cabin.

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:32 am

Ok, I'm taking my 2nd suggestion back. :(

Only making photos remains...

People also say there is a camera inside each bubble, so no way you can do anything inside there!

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:15 pm

And if you want nice looking photos (not just photos of yourself or friends for Facebook) it's actually a bad place. The angles and tinting on the glass make a lot of the photos come out pretty bad. You can work around it, but it takes a lot of effort and may not be feasible with a cabin loaded with others (lens hood, etc).

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:17 pm

the lynx wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Only on weekends and when I was there with my volunteer group did they try to fill to max


Didn't you just state what I already stated? :roll:


Squirrel, always saying as little as possible in the highest number of words possible. :)

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:55 pm

the lynx wrote:
nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
the lynx wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Only on weekends and when I was there with my volunteer group did they try to fill to max


Didn't you just state what I already stated? :roll:


my bad - correction ..even when they had people lining up all the way to the entrance of the light-show area, the never got to going half capacity :D :D

The wheel is spinning non-stop .. and I suspect for safety reasons as well, they don't ever get to fill it even near max..


Maximum capacity is enough people to block the views that matter.


Anyway I was just pointing out to Sergei's suggestion that it only works with just two in the cabin.


For close to nothing (mere $1999+GST per 2x30min) you can rent the whole cabin.

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 1:34 pm

zzm9980 wrote:And if you want nice looking photos (not just photos of yourself or friends for Facebook) it's actually a bad place. The angles and tinting on the glass make a lot of the photos come out pretty bad. You can work around it, but it takes a lot of effort and may not be feasible with a cabin loaded with others (lens hood, etc).

I didn't mean photos from inside the cabin. I was talking abt pictures of you standing in front of the flyer and smiling. :)

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 2:35 pm

x9200 wrote:For close to nothing (mere $1999+GST per 2x30min) you can rent the whole cabin.


For $1 SGD more you can get eight bottles of champaign!

http://www.singaporeflyer.com/corporate ... e-flights/

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 3:03 pm

But 30 mins ride only and 8 bottles even for such M&C addicts like my wife and myself is too short.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 3:14 pm

BTW, doing so bad and still having this sort of prices... I don't get it. If they cut them in half they will probably end up with 3-5x more people willing to take the ride. 1k8 for 1h dinner what includes some wine or just a single bottle of M&C is insane also from the dining time pespective. You may have a 5 course dinner for 2 in Equinox (Swissotel), with much better view for 1/4th of this price.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 4:14 pm

zzm9980 wrote:And if you want nice looking photos (not just photos of yourself or friends for Facebook) it's actually a bad place. The angles and tinting on the glass make a lot of the photos come out pretty bad. You can work around it, but it takes a lot of effort and may not be feasible with a cabin loaded with others (lens hood, etc).


I took photos...it was full of reflections of lights on the flyer, other people's phones, lens flares from the highway...and I'm pretty handy with SLR gear.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 4:19 pm

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:And if you want nice looking photos (not just photos of yourself or friends for Facebook) it's actually a bad place. The angles and tinting on the glass make a lot of the photos come out pretty bad. You can work around it, but it takes a lot of effort and may not be feasible with a cabin loaded with others (lens hood, etc).


I took photos...it was full of reflections of lights on the flyer, other people's phones, lens flares from the highway...and I'm pretty handy with SLR gear.


then again how do you get night shots on a moving platform ?? :D Bring along a tripod and pray you got it all before it went on the downward roll ???

PS: Many don't know, the direction of the Rotation of the Flyer was reversed after some Feng Shui consultant, in view of dwindling revenue .. seems it didn't work much ..

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 4:25 pm

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:And if you want nice looking photos (not just photos of yourself or friends for Facebook) it's actually a bad place. The angles and tinting on the glass make a lot of the photos come out pretty bad. You can work around it, but it takes a lot of effort and may not be feasible with a cabin loaded with others (lens hood, etc).


I took photos...it was full of reflections of lights on the flyer, other people's phones, lens flares from the highway...and I'm pretty handy with SLR gear.


These help a lot if the glass isn't double paned:
http://www.adorama.com/LNLSKIRT1.html

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 4:29 pm

ecureilx wrote:then again how do you get night shots on a moving platform ?? :D Bring along a tripod and pray you got it all before it went on the downward roll ???..


I have the skills.

If you can't do it, it doesn't mean other people can't. :wink: :P

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nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:And if you want nice looking photos (not just photos of yourself or friends for Facebook) it's actually a bad place. The angles and tinting on the glass make a lot of the photos come out pretty bad. You can work around it, but it takes a lot of effort and may not be feasible with a cabin loaded with others (lens hood, etc).


I took photos...it was full of reflections of lights on the flyer, other people's phones, lens flares from the highway...and I'm pretty handy with SLR gear.


These help a lot if the glass isn't double paned:
http://www.adorama.com/LNLSKIRT1.html


I think they are. Moreover, the curved glass don't help.


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