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if you want to go in the rain with the 5d2 or d700 they'll both work fine. for the 5d2 you need to use L lenses + filter and for the d700 you need the newer lenses with the rubber gasket on the mount (all af-s lenses) + filter.
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if you want to go in the rain with the 5d2 or d700 they'll both work fine. for the 5d2 you need to use L lenses + filter and for the d700 you need the newer lenses with the rubber gasket on the mount (all af-s lenses) + filter.
It's actually going to be snow probably... Might be getting a gig shooting skiing events
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that's even easier. just be sure to do the ziplock bag technique to prevent condensation
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that's even easier. just be sure to do the ziplock bag technique to prevent condensation
Yeah. I've shot before with my D90 it's just a bit scary with no sealing. I ended up taping hand warmers to it to keep the battery happy.
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Thank goodness for Fotodiox.

http://www.fotodiox.com/product_info...roducts_id=572

http://www.fotodiox.com/product_info...roducts_id=571

Also, UWA's are expensive for everything.
They aren't for crop, which was the basis of my gripe, but I didn't expect it to be cheaper anyhow.

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ok -- so I'm about to hop on a plane (roughly 9 hours, but only ~5 hours to decide which bag to bring with me/use for this trip). Aruba for ~8 days, so I'm obviously flying. I have a couple of choices:

1) Canon 200 EG Deluxe Backpack
2) Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home

It would be to carry all of the gear in my sig (though, it may not be necessary to bring everything, I'm thinking I'd kick myself if I didn't).

The other option is, enjoying this as a vacation, and bringing only my old Point and Shoot. I'm pretty sure my wife might like that a bit more, but part of the appeal of me buying some of the stuff that I bought was the fact that I could bring it to Aruba.

So, any last minute thoughts/ideas?
I think it would be pointless to have invested all the money into your DSLR kit and not bring at least some of it, but that's just my opinion. I've traveled abroad and always brought my DSLR, and I'm glad I did, despite lugging the gear around (I went light, 7D w/50 + 10-22, but I was on the move a lot).

With that being said, I think that your 50 and 10-20 are the only two lenses I'd bring, unless you foresee a specific need for a telephoto lens. But it couldn't hurt to bring it anyway (you could leave it in the hotel room safe if you didn't want to carry it around).

As for bags, the 7DMH is what I'd bring. It will make for a nice bag to carry your gear while your out, as opposed to an awkward backpack (just picturing someone walking on the beach with a big black backpack is off-putting).

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It's actually going to be snow probably... Might be getting a gig shooting skiing events
I think it will be just fine. Bring a cloth to wipe off snow just case. I once dropped my 5DII + 24-70 into deep snow, lens first, and it didn't slow it down. And if you shoot skiing, you might want something with a better AF like the D700 or Canon 1D MkIII.
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I used to shoot in heavy rain with a 40d. Just bring some plastic baggies and gaffers tape/rubber bands and any body can handle any weather conditions. Never had any moisture issues.
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And if you shoot skiing, you might want something with a better AF like the D700 or Canon 1D MkIII.
I really like the idea of the video as well though. Maybe if the next Nikon offering is affordable.
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I really like the idea of the video as well though. Maybe if the next Nikon offering is affordable.
To be fair, the 5DII is not impossible to shoot sports with, as many will attest. It's just nice to have a camera with decent servo AF. The 7D had a very effective servo AF mode IMO.
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I'll have to try it out in some action scenarios and see.
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To be fair, the 5DII is not impossible to shoot sports with, as many will attest. It's just nice to have a camera with decent servo AF. The 7D had a very effective servo AF mode IMO.
More fps in burst also helps.
    
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