Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Photographers, what camera gear do you cruise with?

I have been traveling with one or two DSLR's for almost thirty years now. With all the fear that goes with them. I am thinking of pairing down and buying a point and shoot and one DSLR with one lense.

What do you carry when you cruise?

Tags: Photography

15 Answers

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

I have a Nikon 3100D body and bring two lenses with me.. an 18-55mm and an 80-200mm. I also find that my iPhone 6 takes nice pictures and is sometimes easier to grab quick if the need arises.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Olympus EPL-1 ( hoping to upgrade soon ). Kit lens, 40-150 zoom lens, Loreo Stereo Lens, Holga lens for Olympus ( cheap but cool ), at least one type of film camera, MePhoto travel tripod, some filters, and the clip/strap system by Peak Design.   I like the Mu4/3 system. Easier to carry than a brick with a lens. I see so many people with expensive cameras, and they never take them off Auto.      Oh, I now store my gear in a Pelican case ( case is worth more than the camera ).

Before anyone asks, the Loreo lens allows me to take two images in parallel, which I then print/cut/ & mount on cards for viewing through a stereoscope or some other stereo viewer.   Here is an example:

 

This was taken in St. John in Canada. In the viewer, it would take on a 3D appearance.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I simply use a Panasonic Digital Camera, DMC-ZS30 LUMIX with a Leica lens.  It takes panoramic photos too.  It fits in my purse & I ALWAYS have it with me on a cruise.  My husband has his fancy camera with several lenses & he never has it with him at night.  OK his takes better photos but he misses many of the good opportunities because he doesn't want to lug it all the time.  I don't blame him.  

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I used to take my 35mm (Minolta X700) back in the old days with a 28-80, a 80 to 200 and the flash along with  a bunch of filters.   As I got older I got tired of lugging all that stuff around and now just use a Sony Cyber Shot and sometimes my I-Phone.  The Sony is small and easy to carry around in pocket or belt clip so it is with me all the time on a trip.  It gets good enough photo's that I have a bunch of them in 8 x 12's on a wall.  I had looked at other point and shoots but the Sony had the best colors (like in the old days I liked the color better from Fugi film) and clarity.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

We have an X-700.  I like that camera

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I had one for 25 years, when I went digital I let it go. That was a mistake I loved my X-700. Thanks to all that answered. 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I still have my X-700,   just not sure where to buy film anymore or to get it developed  Sad

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

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I still have my X-700,   just not sure where to buy film anymore or to get it developed  

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I know where to buy film, I buy all my photo equipment through bhphotovedio.com. They sell film and all the accessories to go along with it. There are a few labs left in California that will developed film. There are still labs around but I think it will need to be mailed in.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Look up a place called " The Darkroom ". They develop all kinds of film, 110,120,620( ask for the spools back ), 35mm ( all formats ).      Thedarkroom.com.      They also sell film, and they have a podcast.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I have not scene 620 film for decades for my old Argus 2 1/4 box. I also have not scene the individual flash bulbs for it. I used that box camera in my High School Photo class. Was great for the large negatives but hard to thread into the daylight developing spools. In University Photo class I had the X-700 with a set of filters, a few lenses and the strobe. The X-700 was my High School Graduation gift to myself.

I still think that film just has a sole to the photo that digital prints do not, Just like LP's have a sound that CD can not get.

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