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Gear for trip to Cabo
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Jan 12, 2021 11:26:40   #
francwoods
 
I'm heading to Cabo first week in February that will include a whale watching tour. Is it safe to bring camera gear? Planning on D7200 and a couple lenses (18-400, and maybe 10-20). Alternatively I could just take an Olympus TG-6. In general, any issues taking gear in / out of Mexico?

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Jan 12, 2021 11:40:01   #
pdsdville Loc: Midlothian, Tx
 
No real issues but there is one customs form I filled out about ten years ago listing my equipment but I have never had to use it. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Jan 12, 2021 14:13:15   #
CamB Loc: Juneau, Alaska
 
francwoods wrote:
I'm heading to Cabo first week in February that will include a whale watching tour. Is it safe to bring camera gear? Planning on D7200 and a couple lenses (18-400, and maybe 10-20). Alternatively I could just take an Olympus TG-6. In general, any issues taking gear in / out of Mexico?

Your gear will be safe but whale watching in Cabo in the middle of a raging pandemic doesn’t sound safe at all.
...Cam

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Jan 12, 2021 14:54:14   #
francwoods
 
CamB wrote:
Your gear will be safe but whale watching in Cabo in the middle of a raging pandemic doesn’t sound safe at all.
...Cam


Sure... but we're doing a semi-private just the group in our travel party.
Thanks for the input!

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Jan 13, 2021 05:50:02   #
Gene51 Loc: Yonkers, NY, now in LSD (LowerSlowerDelaware)
 
francwoods wrote:
I'm heading to Cabo first week in February that will include a whale watching tour. Is it safe to bring camera gear? Planning on D7200 and a couple lenses (18-400, and maybe 10-20). Alternatively I could just take an Olympus TG-6. In general, any issues taking gear in / out of Mexico?


A hazmat suit.

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Jan 13, 2021 06:24:31   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Gene51 wrote:
A hazmat suit.


U funny guy, but true!

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Jan 13, 2021 06:25:30   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
francwoods wrote:
I'm heading to Cabo first week in February that will include a whale watching tour. Is it safe to bring camera gear? Planning on D7200 and a couple lenses (18-400, and maybe 10-20). Alternatively I could just take an Olympus TG-6. In general, any issues taking gear in / out of Mexico?


I would add some fishing equipment also! Have fun.

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Jan 13, 2021 06:35:54   #
Julian Loc: Sarasota, FL
 
francwoods wrote:
Sure... but we're doing a semi-private just the group in our travel party.
Thanks for the input!


The word 'group' already suggests a breeding ground for the pandemic. Be careful!

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Jan 13, 2021 08:39:06   #
Lorendn Loc: Jackson, WY
 
When you arrive you will be in a huge line in the immigration hall. The last 3 times for us there were more than 1000 visitors jammed together in the long maze line, passing each other about 8 times before reaching passport control. I can't imagine a more dangerous place on earth during the pandemic.

Cabo is very safe in the tourist areas but I wouldn't carry anything more than a point and shoot on the streets at night. No problems bringing gear in or out of the country. Carry a list with all serial numbers and have good insurance and you will be fine.

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Jan 13, 2021 08:42:57   #
jbk224 Loc: Long Island, NY
 
The immediate responses here show a sense of reality and care for others. Airport, airplane, hotel, restaurants, crowds of people you can't trust. Semi-Private? And each of you attending will provide up to date Covid tests? Let me know how the crew handles this as well! And, now you go....; depending on state in which you live; may need to quarantine for a while. Good thing I avoid these places. Getting shot this Saturday in NY! The lowered the age limit and here we go....

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Jan 13, 2021 08:53:38   #
mizzee Loc: Boston,Ma
 
I’d just take the TG6 unless you plan to do some touring... but even then

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Jan 13, 2021 09:07:28   #
MadMikeOne Loc: Southern New Jersey Shore
 
francwoods wrote:
Sure... but we're doing a semi-private just the group in our travel party.
Thanks for the input!


Sooooo, no one in your semi-private group will come into contact with anyone NOT in your group? Just trying to visualize/understand the logistics of that. How will you all get from your home location(s) to Cabo? Being shot out of a canon, maybe? Where will you stay while there? Are you bringing enough food/water/other essentials so you can remain in your very own "semi-private" bubble for the duration?!?

And people wonder why the virus is tearing through our population. That's it from me re: what I consider to be your irresponsibility and disregard for those around you who are following guidelines to keep themselves and, by extension, those around them safe.

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Jan 13, 2021 09:11:52   #
agillot
 
been there 3 time, no issue [ cruise ship ]

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Jan 13, 2021 09:12:53   #
jbk224 Loc: Long Island, NY
 
agillot wrote:
been there 3 time, no issue [ cruise ship ]


Sure. No problem until there is a problem.

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Jan 13, 2021 09:48:31   #
Rich43224
 
francwoods wrote:
I'm heading to Cabo first week in February that will include a whale watching tour. Is it safe to bring camera gear? Planning on D7200 and a couple lenses (18-400, and maybe 10-20). Alternatively I could just take an Olympus TG-6. In general, any issues taking gear in / out of Mexico?


And you now need a negative test, done within 3 days, to get on a plane to get back into the U.S. Per CDC.

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