Hello All, I am going on cruise to Alaska in May and I don't have a clue as to what would be appropriate for camera gear. We will be going on a somewhat smaller ship that will give us closer proximity to the coast and there will be some land excursions as well. I currently shoot with a Canon 1Ds Mark III, which is out of the question for this trip as it is just too heavy and bulky. I have been considering a new 5D Mark III anyway but this may not happen by May. I have an assortment of lenses for my Canon. One thought is to purchase a Sigma DP2 Merrill and possibly a DP1 to go with it. I want really high quality but portability/size is essential. I assume I would need a mono pod for ship shooting and a lightweight tripod for land excursions.
In other words any general thoughts or gear recommendations would be greatly appreciated.