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Thread: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

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    4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    I may or may not have just agreed to work on a cruise ship for 4 months (as a musician). The itinerary includes Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Norway...however, I won't have a lot of time to spend on foot, and don't really want to do tourist photography (sorry). I'm interested in documenting the ship and other crew members, and making some sort of project out of it. Unless it is a total flop, I might do a few more of these contracts on other ships as well.

    So if you had to fit all of your belongings in one suitcase for 4 months, what would you bring with you? Here's what I have (I already ruled out my 8x10):

    -Nagaoka 4x5, 150mm Nikkor, 90mm f/8 SA, changing bag, meter, etc
    -Mamiya 7, 80mm (and I'd love to get a 43mm, I think this would be a good opportunity)
    -Canon 5D II, 35/1.4, crappy 20-35mm lens
    -Canon S90 point-and-shoot
    -Nikon SB-600 flash (big), Sunpak 111 flash (tiny)
    -tripod???

    I'm really not sure I will have enough room or time to deal with the 4x5. I'm also not sure I can bring a tripod with me, it might just take up too much space.

    I'm seriously leaning towards the Mamiya 7 and 80mm, with no tripod. I might be leaving, like, immediately...so I would have to find a 43mm on short notice, or have it shipped to me. I would also bring a flash.

    I'm also seriously considering picking up a Ricoh GR, the new aps-c one.

    Any thoughts as to what you would pack?

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    S90 as it is always in your pocket, shoots great and leaves room for other necessities.

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    S90 as it is always in your pocket, shoots great and leaves room for other necessities.
    I'm pretty positive I'm going to take it no matter what - it's so small and easy to deal with. I'm a little concerned that I'll want something more substantial than just a point and shoot for 4 months, though. I'm also not sure if the Ricoh GR would replace the S90 for me, or be a good addition, or not be necessary at all.

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    Sure buy the Ricoh, after all you will be making money and, if careful, not spending it.

    Get your shots now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keytarjunkie View Post
    I'm pretty positive I'm going to take it no matter what - it's so small and easy to deal with. I'm a little concerned that I'll want something more substantial than just a point and shoot for 4 months, though. I'm also not sure if the Ricoh GR would replace the S90 for me, or be a good addition, or not be necessary at all.

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    Mamiya 7 and a fishing pole

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrTang View Post
    Mamiya 7 and a fishing pole
    +1!

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    If it was me?

    A Fuji X100s if there is a budget. Extra batteries (only Fuji brand). Extra cordless charger.

    A small tripod, at least a gorilla-pod. (They make a big one with a decent ball head.)

    Add in the Mamiya 7 if there is still room *after* some sort of tripod.

    Then the flash for fill on the bright, bright days.

    --Darin

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    Gravol....

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    Canon 5D II, 35/1.4, crappy 20-35mm lens

    I believe if you bring a crappy lens you will later regret it.

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    Re: 4 months on a cruise ship - what would you bring?

    Xpan.
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