View Full Version : Christmas Present Help

11-16-2008, 06:24 PM
OK, so... I have been asked to find a present for myself for under $500 that I would use on a cruise to Mexico. Already looked at camera lenses and found one I wanted, and the GF agreed to until today, that I would actually be able to use and enjoy on the cruise. The new idea MUST be something I can use and would enjoy on the cruise. I already have a laptop, headphones, external hard drive, 12gb of SD cards, decent camera set-up (Canon EOS Rebel XSi, 18-55mm IS F/3.5-5.6, 55-250mm IS F/4-5.6, and 50mm F/1.8), tripod (Bogen Manfrotto, I love it), bag for the camera and stuff, clothes, and money set aside for bar-hopping in Mexico (where I'm perfectly legal to drink :D). The lens I had picked out was a Sigma APO 70-200mm EX DG HSM F/2.8, and would have been perfect for the cruise... the only other camera stuff I can even see me wanting/using (not on the cruise, though) are a Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) lens, a 2x Teleconverter (brand's up in the air between Sigma and Canon at this point), and a Canon Speedlight 430EX II. The problem with those two is that they're not quite far enough reaching for what I want on a cruise to Mexico.

Any ideas? Right now I can't find anything else I'd need for this trip that I WANT and would USE. Because it must be used on the cruise, this means no paintball items, as much as I know exactly what I want on that aspect.

11-16-2008, 07:33 PM
a watch or a pair of Oaklys? idk, that's all I can think of right now

11-16-2008, 07:36 PM
Have two watches, a Croton and a Fossil. Also wear prescription glasses, so sunglasses would be a royal pain in the ass. :(

11-16-2008, 07:37 PM
prescription sunglasses?

11-16-2008, 08:02 PM

11-16-2008, 08:22 PM
Dive lessons? Alot of cruises have dive excursions for those guests that are certified, and mexico has alot of dive sites that are pretty spectacular

11-16-2008, 08:26 PM
I don't care for diving, really. I can't wear those stupid-ass goggles you have to wear anyways and can't breath out of your nose..

11-16-2008, 09:03 PM
$500 worth of balloons so that you can make your own ride and float around behind the ship as you go...

11-16-2008, 09:15 PM
The ship should have other excursions. The wife and I did a 4 x4 trip during our stop in cozamel. They took us off roading in jeeps then to a private island for the day, then a little off roading on the way back. What stops are you making? there should be a few side trips you can make. Or make a deal with you GF, you get to use it in the casino onboard and what ever you win you get to spend how ever you want.

11-16-2008, 09:16 PM
Just don't bring the camera into Mexico... or at least with too many lenses... don't want it to come up missing when you're captured and sold.

11-16-2008, 09:18 PM
I don't like the offroad excursions, traveling in a convoy style. **** that with the stanky-ass dirt and **** that's on Mexico's ground. Also, the casino is 21+. I'm 19, so I'm kinda screwed there.

Ted... hahaha, I'm bringing all of my camera stuff as I only have the basics, and nothing spectacular that is over the top and I don't want to lose. If I want to use my camera, I basically have to bring it all. I don't plan on breaking the law anyways.

11-16-2008, 10:29 PM

Or prescription sunglasses..I have a pair of prescription Oakleys and I will never go without them again. And trust me..if they can get my lenses into Oakley frames..I'm positive you could get some made.

11-17-2008, 07:59 AM
Do you have a 32 GB iPod touch yet?