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  1. Bit of a photo dump from yesterdays travel day and this morning
  2. I'll go a little different than the other responses (although truthfully they gave some fantastic options that will likely be a better fit for you) The last couple years I started traveling with just a single prime lens, usually a 35-40mm equivalent, or a Fuji x100v. I like the creative constraint of a single focal length and having to explore a scene more to get the photo I want. I'm more likely to take it with me everywhere since it's small and light and I don't need to worry about if I'm taking the right lens...because it's the only one I brought. It's not for ever
  3. I may have made a mistake in trying out this camera, now I think I'm keeping it.
  4. Memorial Day was a nice time to test a new camera a bit with a quick walk around town in the morning
  5. This is my experience too, I've only done a couple but both times they kept the account open or rolled the balance over to the second one.
  6. Yeah, on the Breakaway in December 2019 they were $209. Last few I was on they were being sold in Headliners, but there's a sign pointing people there so they don't stand in line with everyone else at guest services. Maybe it was just the ones I was on, but seemed like there were still passes available early afternoon. Last cruise I was in boarding group 4 (I think, it's been so long..) and I was the 6th person to get one.
  7. I have a few of the moment lenses (anamorphic/macro/58), and they're great for what they are. They're not going to improve the image quality, but they will give you more options for how you take a photo and what you take it off. They've even got an option for a filter attachment so you can use polarizing filters/etc. If you're looking for something that gives you extra options, is good quality, and minimal hassle, I'd recommend the moment lenses. Admittedly I don't use mine much since I prefer to take one of my regular cameras with me, but I still keep them around and
  8. Over 92 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through March 8, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 1,637 reports of death (0.0018%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC and FDA physicians review each case report of death as soon as notified and CDC requests medical records to further assess reports. A review of available clinical information including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records revealed no evidence that vaccination contributed to patient deaths. CDC and FDA will continue to investigate reports of
  9. There are absolutely Christmas influences with the decorations, background music, some activities, and people wearing Santa hats and what not but it's very much a normal cruise. You'll have a Christmas Variety show, but you'll still have your normal shows too. You'll have a Christmas menu, but you'll have your normal menu's too. You'll have Christmas activities, but you'll have normal activities too. You'll have Christmas decorations, but they blend into the background in short order just like they do when you're walking through stores and down streets. You'll see some Christm
  10. I'll second the Rokinon/Samyang 12mm f/2. Fantastic lens for crop sensors for the ultra wide, it's one of the three lenses I take when I'm traveling (the others being either the fuji 23mm or 35mm and the 56mm.) I think it really depends on what you're looking to take pictures of and what you find yourself frustrated with most currently. Are you wanting something wider, longer, faster, etc? What do you find yourself taking pictures of now and what do you wish you were able to do?
  11. Harmony - Dec 13th 2020 Oasis - May 16th 2021 None really. I'll be disappointed every time a sailing cancels but it is what it is. I'll likely still be around when they restart and every time a couple cancel, I upgrade the next couple. Eventually I'm going to have some pretty awesome cruises that actually happen. Or aliens invade during a Yellowstone eruption and it doesn't really matter.
  12. For me, and this is a personal opinion, I’d go with the 30mm f/1.4. The 12mm is way too wide to be an all purpose lens and the 16mm is wider than I’d like for most cases. If you tend to prefer a wide angle though, I’d probably get the 16mm over the 12mm.
  13. I've been in pretty much the same boat, when I'm at home I like having all the options available to me in my studio or on the go, but on a vacation I just want to travel light and have fun. Nowadays having the best image quality is taking a backseat to just getting the shot, especially when they live mostly digitally. Before my first cruise I was actually on here asking if I should take a medium format camera... So glad I listened and didn't, but even half of what I took then just stayed in my cabin. I actually tended to leave my camera in the cabin more often than not and just u
  14. Yeah. I canceled one for July a little after final payment (was waiting for Delta to update their policies). I got the refund portion last week and just waiting on the FCC for the rest.
  15. July 12th/December 13th/December 20th Holding pattern for now, I'll likely make the final payment for the July one since it's due in less than a month, but I'm 50/50 if we'll actually be able to sail.
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