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Jul 09, 2012 16:05 |  #1

Hey all. In my mid 40's and finally going on my first Caribbean Cruise. See my gear in my signature and gear link.

Please suggest what you would bring if you had my gear.

I've considered buying a travel lens like a Tamron 18-270mm or getting a used Canon G12 for around $350 to make it truly simple.

What's you thoughts? Thanks in advance.


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Jul 10, 2012 13:06 |  #2

5d with no grip + 24-70.

Keep it simple and light (ish).




  
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Jul 14, 2012 12:54 |  #3

For the Caribbean, I would agree with the above, but if you wanted just a little more, I would consider the Sigma 10-20mm. On a tight ship it might be useful, in addition the landscapes with those big puffy Caribbean clouds always look cool!
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Jul 15, 2012 07:21 |  #4

Tamron 18-270 on the 7d. What's one more lens....

I've been thinking about the same issue. We're going on a cruise in September. I've also got a 5d3 and a 7d with a decent lens collection. My wife (who I dragged into the hobby) wanted a one lens solution. So I got her the 60d with a tamron 18-270. She loves it and I've been pleasantly surprised with the image quality. Last week (ok, somewhat out of jealousy) I rented the Canon 18-300 to try as a full frame one lens solution... Very good image quality but BIG and HEAVY... Not a solution for me. I'm still not sure what I'll bring on our trip. I might end up with a tamron 18-270 on my 7d...

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Jul 15, 2012 07:50 |  #5

Hey, I went in a Jamaica, panama, central American cruise last October, brought a 24-70L 70-200L 400 5.6 and a 14mm. For the day trips you'll really appreciate having your 70-200 (maybe gators pelicans etc), also you may get great opportunities to see the likes of big sea birds and flying fish, so in that respect the bigma could be great but you might appreciate the iq of the 70-200.


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Jul 26, 2012 10:02 as a reply to  @ PACO11's post |  #6

Took my new 18-270 to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone two weeks ago. Did it perform as well as my 70-200 L? No. Did it perform well enough? Yes. Did it ease my carrying load on hikes, etc.? You bet. I am glad I made the purchase. It is my new walk-around lens with no reservation.


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Jul 26, 2012 10:06 |  #7

The 24-70 and the 150-500.


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Jul 26, 2012 10:09 |  #8

I'd go with the 5DIII and the 3 L lenses....actually, I would take the lot. I always do when going on holiday, one of the reasons we buy camera gear in the first place, right?


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Jul 27, 2012 16:37 |  #9

5Diii - no grip, 24-70. Oh, and I'd also take the 70-200. Oh, yeah, and the 16-35. 100 macro would be nice to have. 150-500 may come in handy some times. Oh, and also hire a porter.


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Jul 27, 2012 19:39 |  #10

I leave next week on a Caribbean cruise and am planning on taking the 5D3, 17-40L and the 24-105L plus the 40 2.8. With your gear, I would take the 5D3, 16-35 and 24-70. I might also suggest picking up either the 40 2.8 or 50 1.8.

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Jul 28, 2012 04:45 as a reply to  @ CaptB412's post |  #11

I did not like the 18-270. But this is personal.

Travel lens for me on FF is the 24-105. Most of the time in combination with the 70-200 II and for UWA (if needed on the trip) the 16-35 II

On a crop body I would use the 15-85 in combination with the 70-200


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Aug 21, 2012 12:42 as a reply to  @ Superdaantje's post |  #12

I disagree with everyone above... I'd go with the 24-105. It's only f4, but that's fine if you're doing landscapes. it's not a very big lens and gets great photos. i went to hawaii this past feb and went on a week long backpacking trip. i could only take one lens and that's what i took. i didn't regret it once. there have been three other trips since then as well. check the link in my signature for TONS of photos. any of the travel stuff is usually with the 24-105.


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Aug 23, 2012 21:03 |  #13

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I disagree with everyone above... I'd go with the 24-105. It's only f4, but that's fine if you're doing landscapes. it's not a very big lens and gets great photos. i went to hawaii this past feb and went on a week long backpacking trip. i could only take one lens and that's what i took. i didn't regret it once. there have been three other trips since then as well. check the link in my signature for TONS of photos. any of the travel stuff is usually with the 24-105.

I just got back from a cruise on the Oasis. I wound up taking my 17-40, the 24-105 and the 50 1.4. The 17-40 was on the camera most of the time. I used the 50 at night for some portraits and low light situations. I actually only used the 24-105 once. While it may not seem like much, the extra 7mm on the wide end does make a difference when on board. If I had a 16-35, I would have taken that (in fact that lens is my next one).


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Sep 23, 2012 11:18 |  #14

Personally I would take the lot minus the 1D1.

I have been on several cruises and typically take a Pelican 1600 series case with me with pretty much all my gear, ranging from my 17-40 to my 300mm 2.8. Because you are able to keep your gear locked away safely in your room I am a fan of having with me all that I might need. When I go out at ports I have a 2nd smaller messenger style bag that I take with me to meet the needs of what I planned for that port. I would say what it will come down to really is what you plan on doing in port and how much you care to lug onto and off the boat.

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