Picture from my Alaskan cruise of humpback whales bubble net fishing.
For my two week trip out to the North West and Alaska I took over 8,500 pictures. I took two camera bodies (Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 5D Mark II), three lenses (Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, and Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS), and one point-n-shoot (Canon S100). But how much did I use each piece of equipment? Well here I’m going to give you the breakdown of the shot statistics of how much I used each piece on the trip.
Last Sunday I got back from a two week trip out to the Pacific Northwest. The first week was spent in Seattle WA, Victoria BC, and then Vancouver BC. The second week was a cruise on Celebrity to Alaska with stops at Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, and Seward. From Seward we went to Anchorage to fly back home to DC. I did a lot of research online before the trip to try to determine what camera equipment to take on an Alaskan Cruise. I’ll share with you what I found out from my research, what I took, and how much I used the equipment. That’s why I wrote this Alaskan Cruise Camera Equipment Guide, hopefully this will help someone else in the future who is thinking of going on an Alaskan Cruise who’s trying to determine what camera/lenses to take with them. First let’s go over the equipment I took with me.