Packing Camera Gear for Cruise

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#21
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That is correct Bruce. Keep the camera stuff with you . Except a tripod or monopod . A whole lot easier to by clothes . Than to build a camera kit on vacation.
Come to think about it my monopod was on my camera pack last time we went thru security. Didn't raise an eyebrow for a moment.
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Only carry-ons. Also, I pack my camera equipment in a bag that can slide under the seat in front of me, because sometimes they gate check the 22" wheelies.
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Originally posted by OKCruiseMan
Never have been brave enough to bring my "good" camera. Still just bring my Canon D10. Most of my pictures on vacation are with plenty of light and around water. Good fit for the D10.

I woudn't want to worry about something happening to my camera on vacation. I'm there to relax.
What is the point of having a "good" camera if you are afraid to use it? Do you only use it at home?

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Originally posted by amishboy51
I'm a newbie (both to photography and to cruising) and have enjoyed these tips, but I have one question: am I understanding correctly that no one actually packs any camera equipment in checked baggage? Everything goes in carry-on only, either in some sort of camera bag or in a large bag that doubles as a camera bag?

Thanks in advance.

Bruce
You do not put ANYTHING valuable or irreplaceable in checked luggage ever.

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Originally posted by pierces
Never had an issue with equipment in the cabin. I just don't leave the equipment out in plain sight...bag in the closet works fine.

I carry a LowePro Fastpack 350 on vacation. It fits under every seat I've run into so far. If your bag is smaller than that, you should have no issues.

My new best friend on planes is my ScotteVest! The NEX, phone, cables and up to a 10" tablet fits in the pockets. Like a stealth carry-on!

http://www.scottevest.com/v3_store/s...products.shtml

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Dave, on our recent cruise the folks that taught our iMovie Class recommended this site as well. Do you have a recommendation on a particular jacket you may have bought from them.

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Originally posted by Keith1010
Dave, on our recent cruise the folks that taught our iMovie Class recommended this site as well. Do you have a recommendation on a particular jacket you may have bought from them.

Thanks,

Keith
I have THIS VEST in charcoal and have just about worn it out.

We are going to do an Alaska trip this fall and I will be ordering ONE OF THESE to take along. I am fascinated by the removable sleeves.

Great travel-wear!

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#28
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Originally posted by pierces
I have THIS VEST in charcoal and have just about worn it out.

We are going to do an Alaska trip this fall and I will be ordering ONE OF THESE to take along. I am fascinated by the removable sleeves.

Great travel-wear!

Dave

My husband and I also have the vest.Was great when we took a flight to Europe with changing planes and when getting off the cruise each day. Kept everything needed n the vest. So much easier to have the vest with many items in it than to worry about what is loose in the container that goes through x-ray. We bought the Transformer jhacket, but haven't used it yet for a trip.

I'm getting a new DSLR with 18-136 lens. Hoping it will fit easily in the vest.
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Dave posts very good info here. I bought a Scottevest a couple of years ago and took it on our New England and recent Carribean cruise. It is really neat to have all of the options in the various pockets. I will be taking it on our upcoming Eastern Med Cruise.

Dave, once again Thanks! for the great info shared here!
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I travel for photography often. I have attended photo workshops all over the world. I usually shoot with big DSLRs and big wide and long lenses. I am trying to go a little lighter for my upcoming cruise this summer so I am thinking of going with micro 4/3 camera as the lenses are small and light.

I transport my camera gear in a small roller bag that fits in the overhead of all international flights but that always stays in the room or cabin locked up and sometimes locked to an immovable object. I often pack my clothing in camera bags as packing cubes in my suitcase. I travel in a ScottEVest but in hot summer weather even the tropical weight one is too warm for daytime sight seeing.

One trick to prevent condensation on the camera is to keep it in a ziplock bag in your room and when you go out the water droplet will form outside the bag and not on the camera and you can take it out and shoot without fogging up, They make very large bags too.
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#31
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thanks for sharing that. Neat trick
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#32
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Originally posted by compulady
...One trick to prevent condensation on the camera is to keep it in a ziplock bag in your room and when you go out the water droplet will form outside the bag and not on the camera and you can take it out and shoot without fogging up, They make very large bags too.
I use a reptile habitat heater in my bag overnight to keep the equipment toasty.



It keeps the cameras and lenses at about 90° so when you leave the cool room for the steamy tropics, the camera is already warm and you can start shooting immediately.

Only draws a few watts and never gets too hot.

Dave
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