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30th of June 2009 (Tue), 16:45
Hi all, family and I will be taking a cruise this summer leaving NYC and stopping at Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and finally Nassau then return to NYC. Thinking of taking the 50D, nifty fifty, 18-270 and 100-400L, flash, batteries, etc. Does anyone have any other suggestions or hints. Also, has any one taken this cruise before or been to these Islands to suggest the best places to visit and get shots? Thanks.
30th of June 2009 (Tue), 17:02
Have you ever thought about reshuffling your lens line up? It seems like you have a bit too much overlap on the long end.
I would consider selling your 70-300 and your 18-270 and just use your 100-400 for the long stuff. Use the money for something wide like a Canon 10-22 or a Tokina 12-24 as something wide would be nice on your cruise IMO.
Sorry for going off topic as I'm not sure your wanting this type of input. And I'm afraid I haven't been to the places your going to so I can't help out on good photo locations.
Have a good trip.
30th of June 2009 (Tue), 18:45
Haven't thought about selling anything yet. I just got the 100-400L about 3 weeks ago and the 18-270 was purchased in Feb for this cruise to be able to need just one lens as a walkabout lens instead of carrying several lenses. Maybe when we get back I may put the 70-300IS up for sale as I definately would not be using it again. Thanks for your suggestions and we sure are looking forward to this vacation as it's been two years since getting away.
2nd of July 2009 (Thu), 17:52
...and the 18-270 was purchased in Feb for this cruise to be able to need just one lens as a walkabout lens instead of carrying several lenses.
no offense, but why are we talking about a lens lineup then? (sarcasm)
i dont know that i would ever leave my 100-400L (not that i have one...lol) behind. going all the way to 18mm should solve the wider angles well enough. personally, i think i would take both and leave it at that.
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