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Old 11-16-2008, 05:24 PM
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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 ). 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.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:33 PM
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a watch or a pair of Oaklys? idk, that's all I can think of right now
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Have two watches, a Croton and a Fossil. Also wear prescription glasses, so sunglasses would be a royal pain in the ass.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:22 PM
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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
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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..
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:03 PM
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$500 worth of balloons so that you can make your own ride and float around behind the ship as you go...
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:15 PM
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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.
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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.
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