My First Ocean Cruise - What Gear Should I Take?

Started Aug 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
l_d_allan Veteran Member • Posts: 5,093
What about salty, humid air? Sea spray?

Edmund Dorf wrote:
My wife and I will be taking a 7 night Caribbean Cruise in January with 3 stops. We are flying from home to the port and back so whatever photo gear I take will be in my carry-on backpack.

Since I've never been on an ocean cruise, I'm guessing at what I will be photographing.

Same here.

I thought a conspicuously absent subject in the replies was dealing with salty sea spray.

  • Does that not turn out to be an issue?
  • I'd be reluctant to take any camera to the ocean beach, but is that from ignorance?
  • Does a higher-end camera that claims to have some degree of weather-sealing help?
  • But I've read a blog article from Roger Cicala at LensRentals that "weather sealing" is pretty much a meaningless term.
  • Perhaps even for pro models like the Canon 1Dx or Nikon D4?
  • DPReview has had group reviews of travel cameras for ocean areas.
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