Going to Alaska in three days! My wife surprised me about 2 months ago by telling me she had planned and booked a 7-day Alaskan cruise. I couldn't believe it. Well, time has flown by and we are three days away from our trip. We fly in to Seattle, cruise the Inside Passage to Ketchikan, then up to Junea, then Skagway, back down to Prince Rupert Canada, and back to Seattle.
So since we are going on this trip, I thought we needed a good camera. I researched tons and ended up buying a Canon EOS Rebel T1I w/28-70 lens. Then I bought some good lenses (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM) some B+W filters, a few camera bags (Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW, Tenba Shootout Sling Bag medium, and a Lowepro Dryzone 200) which were harder to find the right bag then it was to pick out a camera or lens), battery grip, etc.
I'm still learning how to use the camera, but hopefully we can return with some amazing photos. Then I can review the camera gear I bought (from an amateur perspective though).