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Upcoming Hawaiian Islands Cruise - Camera Choices

 
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Jul 30, 2016 11:45 |  #1

My wife and I are taking a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands in a couple of months. I'm bringing both my Canon G5X and G7X Mark2 instead of packing my Nikon DSLR plus lenses to travel lightly. Any pros or cons to my choice of cameras for the cruise?




  
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When I go to Hawaii I take my best camera gear. It's such a beautiful place...why would you not want to take your DSLR?




  
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Jul 31, 2016 18:29 |  #3

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When I go to Hawaii I take my best camera gear. It's such a beautiful place...why would you not want to take your DSLR?

Traveling lighter is my goal. Not having to make lens changes is a plus during excursions. I'm sure both the G5X and G7X Mark 2 should be capable of taking excellent vacation pictures. Since both cameras are newly acquired, I'm just wondering if there's any capabilities I may be missing out on or haven't thought of.




  
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avigar wrote in post #18082988 (external link)
Traveling lighter is my goal. Not having to make lens changes is a plus during excursions. I'm sure both the G5X and G7X Mark 2 should be capable of taking excellent vacation pictures. Since both cameras are newly acquired, I'm just wondering if there's any capabilities I may be missing out on or haven't thought of.

I guess that is where you and I differ. I've been traveling a lot lately and my goals is to bring back great images from the different places I visit...this is why I bought my cameras. I've moved to a Sony mirrorless setup to help lighten the load, but I won't skimp on image quality during my travels.




  
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Aug 02, 2016 14:37 |  #5

Heya,

I think you're making the right choice, keep it simple, travel light, enjoy your trip and your wife. There are a lot of photographic opportunities, but really, turning a vacation into a photography trip is a different thing and it may not be what your wife had in mind.

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Aug 03, 2016 01:28 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #6

If I were traveling alone, I would be more likely to travel with a DSLR and search for more photo ops. But, since my wife and I are traveling together, we would be doing more land excursions rather than looking for photo ops. I'm sure there will be plenty of photo ops along the way. I'm even considering taking my Panasonic FZ1000, instead of the G5X. It has the longer 25mm-400mm zoom, with the Leica f/2.8-4.0 lens, for better reach. It might even pair well with the G7X Mark 2 as a lightweight travel set.




  
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Hawaii is a while ago and I am not sure what you will do and visit there. But when I think of Hawaii, I do think either wide lens or then tele. There is the almost overwhelming beauty of the landscape and surrounding on one hand and on the other hand a lot of very cool details that are difficult to get close to. Either because there is a swamp or a valley in between or because of respect (turtles, monk seals, ...).


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drmaxx wrote in post #18085176 (external link)
Hawaii is a while ago and I am not sure what you will do and visit there. But when I think of Hawaii, I do think either wide lens or then tele. There is the almost overwhelming beauty of the landscape and surrounding on one hand and on the other hand a lot of very cool details that are difficult to get close to. Either because there is a swamp or a valley in between or because of respect (turtles, monk seals, ...).

I agree. I think that's where the FZ1000's 25mm-400mm zoom will come in handy.




  
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Mar 29, 2017 21:51 |  #9

Hogloff wrote in post #18084732 (external link)
I guess that is where you and I differ. I've been traveling a lot lately and my goals is to bring back great images from the different places I visit...this is why I bought my cameras. I've moved to a Sony mirrorless setup to help lighten the load, but I won't skimp on image quality during my travels.

Totally agree. Several years ago, my wife teen daughter and I took the week-long Norwegian Cruise around 4 Hawaiian islands. Each island is so uniquely different, that I enjoyed having the choice of lens for the different locations. And "living" on the ship made lens selection easy based on the plans for the day. Hawaii is absolutely beautiful and I want to bring home the best possible photos.

Enjoy your trip.


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