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| p.1 #17 · If you had $2000 and 5 months to decide... |
Is this a cruise or a trip to a specific location?
I took cruise a year ago, Seattle to Skagway. I could have taken full frame, but I chose the 60D and 15-85 IS, and it worked out great. We took a few excursions and also roamed around the hillsides in Skagway, and the downtown in Juneau (get a great view from the State Office Building). The point being, the IS came in really handy to keep the ISO down for handheld shots even at dusk. I highly recommend that and a small P&S like S100 or G10-G15.
But if you really are jonesing for FF, the best deal would be a nice used 5D2. The 24-105 would be a great lens to take, similar in range to that 15-85 IS (a little shorter), but coupled with a fast normal is all you would need for a cruise.
You know coastal regions are going to be socked-in with rain, overcast, and maybe a peek at the sun, so a CPL won't be really a priority.
Save a fortune and take the Ferry from Bellingham to Juneau. If you get there early enough you can sleep on deck (under cover) and still free to use showers etc and can keep a look out for the northern lights.