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going on an alaskan cruise what to bring

 
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Mar 14, 2015 23:36 |  #1

week long alaskan cruise on one of the disney ships. Family trip…not photography trip but if I have a little time.
I will bring my 6D and 70D
For taking pictures of the kids/environmental portraits 24-70 Also my widest for landscape
For taking pictures of wildlife…I am assuming that brining the 300 2.8 L will be too hard…heavy, tough to carry and use on the boat…so 100-400
My point and shoot pentax wg-3 (waterproof/crushproof​)
tripod? monopod? If not maybe the 35 IS
I have never used a ND filter…maybe a good purchase for this trip?

Anything else people would really recommend. Trying to travel relatively light




  
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Mar 15, 2015 10:43 |  #2

If you have not used an ND filter before then I would not suggest using one for the first time on a family trip. I also think a CPL would be a better investment. Will you be in ports during sunrise/sunset, if not I would think even leaving the tripod at home.

I am lucky enough that my family trips are photography trips but I have also done some trips only taking the PS knowing it was all about family time and experiences.




  
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Apr 21, 2015 00:52 |  #3

Not sure when you're leaving or if you've left... Your list looks good and 100-400 is a good choice. You'll have ample opportunity to shoot from the deck--calving glaciers, playful sea life, bald eagles, etc.


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May 04, 2015 09:26 |  #4

If you have a balcony room, a tripod can be useful. When I went last Summer, I ended up only using the 24-70. I had a 100-300DO, but never took it out of the bag. Take a CPL, on a Sunny day it can really add drama to shots with sea, sky, and green forest.


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Aug 04, 2015 16:27 |  #5

Bring as much as your family will allow you to bring.
I brought everything I had on an Alaskan cruise including tripod. Whatever I wasn't using that day stayed in the cabin locked up. i even took a 150-600 telephoto lens and used it to great success.
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Mar 07, 2016 23:57 |  #6

Hmm it was months ago but...
I took 6d with 24-70 2.8 on it and 70d with 100-400 and it was great. I has brought 35 2 and 18-135 and didn't use either. Also has a couple flashes but only used the little,one.




  
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