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Old 01-21-09, 01:43 PM   #1
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Travelling with a DSLR

I have a Canon Rebel XSi with an 18-55mm IS lens that I'm planning on taking with me on a trip to the Dominican Republic in April.

I have a camera bag for it, but that's about it. What else should I have? Battery grip? A clear filter and a cleaning kit is on the list, anything else?
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I'd consider one of these.
Not sure I'd bother with the batter grip unless your away from power for days at a time. Other then that, stock up on memory cards.

There's a river boat ride that follows a lot of the river where "Apocalypse Now" was shot. Pretty cool if your a fan.
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I hiked 280 miles of the appalachian trail lugging a Minolta StSi...

The only problem with taking a DSLR to the DR is that it will not come home with you.
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Well, the power down there damaged a camcorder that was on charge last year so I'm not sure I trust my camera on it.

Which river?

That should be fun to take through security
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I hiked 280 miles of the appalachian trail lugging a Minolta StSi...

The only problem with taking a DSLR to the DR is that it will not come home with you.
Care to elaborate on that?
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A second battery in case the first one stops working, or just so I have another one if the first one runs out?
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Well, the power down there damaged a camcorder that was on charge last year so I'm not sure I trust my camera on it.

Which river?

That should be fun to take through security
Understood, power was kinda ****y as I recall.

Pretty sure it was the Chavon, trip left from inside Casa de Campo property. Nothing fancy, just a nice slow river ride with a pretty cool narrative. Couple James Bond films also filmed there. Crew stayed at Campo and worked from there.

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Ah, I'm in Punta Cana this year. Been there a few times before, looking forward to going back.

A dust blower would be a good thing, I rarely need to clean the sensor but with my luck I'd need to as soon as I got down there if I didn't bring one.
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Sure. Don't let it out of your sight while you're there - along with any other valuables - especially if you go "off reservation" (meaning away from the Americanized parts).
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That's a given, this has been a yearly trip for me for 4 years now. It's usually other resort guests I worry about, though, not the locals.
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Let your DSLR out of your sight in downtown Cincinnati, same result. I'd begrudge the DR's less.
Good trip Cranky, man I loves me the Caribbean.
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Me too. Part of the plan next year is a Moto Caribe session that'll really let me experience the place, since I've only ever been on resorts before.

Thanks for your help, guys
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