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Mexico - What to bring?

 
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Jan 28, 2013 15:48 |  #31

B. 5D mark III + 17-40L + 35L + 70-200L/2.8 + 2x TC + 580 EXII + tripod + filters




  
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Jan 28, 2013 18:00 |  #32

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #15544617 (external link)
B. 5D mark III + 17-40L + 35L + 70-200L/2.8 + 2x TC + 580 EXII + tripod + filters

And what to tell to the not so gentle gentlemen who will place a not so sharp knife under your jugular vessel?


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Jan 28, 2013 18:02 |  #33

Smallest camera possible. I live 45 minutes from the Border. It's not very nice down there any more.


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Jan 28, 2013 18:35 |  #34

Bring 17-40 / 35L. Nothing more, nothing else. And a flash of course. I found myself using 17-40 more than primes


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Jan 28, 2013 18:51 |  #35

you can always go to Los Angeles its a little bit safer and you may get the same feel .




  
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Jan 28, 2013 19:07 |  #36

you people worry too much...

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you can always go to Los Angeles its a little bit safer and you may get the same feel .

ha...you can't be serious


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Jan 28, 2013 20:00 |  #37

DreDaze wrote in post #15545554 (external link)
you people worry too much...

Better SAFE than SORRY.:confused:


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Jan 28, 2013 21:27 |  #38

Last year I visited Cozumel on a cruise ship. For a tour to Tulum I used only my 15-85EFs (on my 60D)and found that most of my shots were in the middle of its range. Barriers prevented me from getting close enough to anything to use my 10-22EFs effectively. Unless your back is stronger than mine, I suggest taking only your 24-105L on field trips.


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Jan 28, 2013 21:38 |  #39

sebr wrote in post #15541178 (external link)
We are also planning excursions to Chichen Itza, Tulum and Xcaret.

I agree with the person who said you need a waterproof camera or a case. First, depending on when you're going, it rains a lot there.

Second, there's a lot of snorkeling to do there. Easy snorkeling, sometimes right at your hotel.

Third, and the most important, Xcaret has a really cool underground river that you float/swim down. You'll definitely want a camera there.

Just a waterproof P and S is all you need for this requirement.


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Jan 28, 2013 22:00 |  #40

5D3, 24-105, 35L, and purchase a machete as soon as you get there...j/k...but sort of serious, really.



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Jan 28, 2013 23:14 as a reply to  @ mannetti21's post |  #41

artyH wrote in post #15541784 (external link)
You may not want to lug around a large camera when you see what may be in your room.

Cheapest brandy, vodka, tequila and rum money can buy this side of the border :lol:

You can buy the good stuff for cheap, at practically everywhere outside your hotel.

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If you could even get me to go to Mexico, i'd bring a couple armed Bodyguards!!!

See, i'm Canadian. :p

guntoter wrote in post #15543956 (external link)
+1 on the armed guards.

Seriously, I wouldn't go, but if you must then take a P & S. Mexico was once a great place to visit, but being kidnapped for ransom by drug lords isn't my idea of a fun vacation.

Im not gonna lie, violence and insecurity are the worts problems at the time in my country, but the Mayan rivera (and its surrounding states) is pretty safe for tourists. As long as you dont get plastered in a cantina on the wrong side of town you should be pretty safe :D

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Smallest camera possible. I live 45 minutes from the Border. It's not very nice down there any more.

But OP isnt visiting Tijuana!


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Jan 28, 2013 23:42 |  #42

ABTsolut wrote in post #15546510 (external link)
Im not gonna lie, violence and insecurity are the worts problems at the time in my country, but the Mayan rivera (and its surrounding states) is pretty safe for tourists. As long as you dont get plastered in a cantina on the wrong side of town you should be pretty safe :D

True..and good advice! :D


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Jan 29, 2013 00:22 |  #43

don't forget lots of memory cards!


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Jan 29, 2013 07:23 |  #44

I've been to that area a few times over the last 5 years, we took our son when he was 9 months and again at 15 months. It's just as safe in PDC as it is pretty much anywhere in the US, just use common sense. I lugged my 5DII with a bunch of lenses both times (no concerns about security). I would think a standard zoom would be enough, and maybe a fast prime for low light/night. If I were to go again I'd just bring my G15.


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Jan 29, 2013 07:27 |  #45

FF, 24-70/105 is ample enough for the sites IMO, serves as a good walkabout too, and a telephoto wouldn't be a bad idea if you go to any reserves etc for wildlife.




  
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