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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    If you have too much gear to choose from, you'll busy your mind with thinking about what camera or lens to use, which in my opinion is counterproductive. My best results always come from sticking one lens on one camera, and force myself to work with what I've got. It allows me to let my imagination work full time, and to be ready when the moment approaches.
    Ditto.

    My favorite two MF lenses are a 50mm and a 110mm macro. You can cover a lot of ground with one wide angle and one normal lens. Real easy to carry, too.

    Am I really the first person in this thread about Cuba to use the word cigar?
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    or rum
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerSmithPhoto View Post

    Am I really the first person in this thread about Cuba to use the word cigar?
    Yes, you are. No one has mentioned rum either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann View Post
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    Well, there ya are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    a medium-format rabge finder with modest wide -angle and normallens
    Yup, couple of Mamiya 7's with the 80mm and 65mm, one body for color film, one for b/w. I'd save the most amount of space in my bags for lots of film!! Have a great trip.

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    Canadians are so lucky

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Goutiere View Post
    I hear you, loud and clear. I'm gonna go light one way or another.

    Apparently about 100,000 folks a year, from the US, go to Cuba from Canada or Mexico. Just ask to not have your passport stamped by Cuban customs and take cash, don't even try to use a credit card.

    Our travel agent said that many believe Cuba will be open to the US in the very near future and if this should ever happen the prices in Cuba will skyrocket. She suggested to go now!
    My world travel friend and former swim coach told me that I can travel through Canada or Mexico. He warned me that I should have my US passport stamped in Cuba or else I can be fine for traveling there. It's so stupid. But shoot a lot of pictures because as soon as it's the country is open to the Yanks, the country will be ruined by all the Starbucks and McDonalds on every corner to accommodate them. Photograph Cuba while it's still beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneR View Post
    Yup, couple of Mamiya 7's with the 80mm and 65mm, one body for color film, one for b/w. I'd save the most amount of space in my bags for lots of film!! Have a great trip.
    I have a Super Ikonta B which works like new, so I may consider this stuffed into my carry on. I'll see at the last minute if it fits in with the rest of the stuff. My Hassy cameras will be staying home I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Photograph Cuba while it's still beautiful.
    I don't know if you've seen Robert Polidori's photographs of Havana, but the country is in ruins. Compare those images to Andrew Moore's photographs of Detroit and see if you can detect any philosophical/political affinities that may have led both cities to their present state of disaster.

    The coming McDonald's/Starbucks invasion of Cuba doesn't excite anyone, but for the Cuban people, that would qualify as an upgrade. If by beautiful you mean the type of photogenic decay that photographers love, I guess it is quite beautiful. If you actually have to live there, well it sucks to be you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerSmithPhoto View Post
    The coming McDonald's/Starbucks invasion of Cuba doesn't excite anyone, but for the Cuban people, that would qualify as an upgrade. If by beautiful you mean the type of photogenic decay that photographers love, I guess it is quite beautiful. If you actually have to live there, well it sucks to be you.
    Yes, having no McDonald's or Starbucks must really suck. I feel sorry for those Cubans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Goutiere View Post
    I get 8 days in Cuba. I've never been there before.

    Should I take my M4-P w/ 35 and 50

    or My F3hp. with 24mm and 50mm.
    If the choice isn't clear, then it doesn't matter which one you take. Of course, hindsight will always be 20/20

    Enjoy your trip
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