Kandahar, Afghanistan

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I've 'bent' the rules and taken a couple of photos with a mate's compact.

I've just ordered a nice Panasonic Lumix from Amazon, so will hopefully be able to share some more photos soon...

I'm glad I didn't bring my DSLR - the dust is unreal.

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JAmesM said:
Its almost like vector art in Illustrator. Not sure if that's what Aaron is referring too... Great pics George. Any photoshop edits?

Thanks. I've cropped the originals using Microsoft Paint. My laptop doesn't have Photoshop - it's a cheapee.
 

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the second shows off the cameras abilities. shooting into the sun and still retaining detail in the shade. pretty good IMO. not bad for a compact

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the second shows off the cameras abilities. shooting into the sun and still retaining detail in the shade. pretty good IMO. not bad for a compact

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It was a Canon... Not sure of the model though.
 

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nice photos...landscape photos for me are definitely my favourite photos due to they give you a sense of being there...the joys of war…. i spose if u look on the bright side at least you have an office with a cracking view...
cheers.... passerby
 

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Nice photos George, thanks for sharing with us, which Lumix you getting? was thinking of getting a compact just to carry about when I go out, rather than carry my DSLR.
 

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nice photos...landscape photos for me are definitely my favourite photos due to they give you a sense of being there...the joys of war…. i spose if u look on the bright side at least you have an office with a cracking view...
cheers.... passerby

Thanks very much.

Most of the time it's so dusty the mountains are hardly visible.

I do have a new found appreciation for life in general though. So it's not all bad... :)

LondonDragon said:
Nice photos George, thanks for sharing with us, which Lumix you getting? was thinking of getting a compact just to carry about when I go out, rather than carry my DSLR.
Thanks mate.

My budget was limited to £100 (wife's just bought another horse!) so I went for the award-winning Lumix DMCFS3. Can't go wrong for the money.

There's a new Leica that's rated highly, and the Sigma DP1 that has a APS-C sensor.

Interestingly, the DMCFS3 actually has a f/2.8 Leica lens.
 

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George Farmer said:
the DMCFS3 actually has a f/2.8 Leica lens.

a bit like the sony/zeiss deal then...

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I do have a new found appreciation for life in general though. So it's not all bad...

that happened to me everytime i goto kazakhstan. its a different world and makes you think about what you got!
 

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LondonDragon said:
Nice photos George, thanks for sharing with us, which Lumix you getting? was thinking of getting a compact just to carry about when I go out, rather than carry my DSLR.

same as you londondragon i wanted something to carry around with me instead of my dslr and i picked up a cheap canon ixus 75 i can not fault it...the macro is good and some landscape photos i took whilst out shooting were pretty good it really makes the colours vivid .. so check out the ixus range.. and my mate has a cracking compact nikon a bit on the large size but its the nuts..but i know he paid £250+ ..i would give u the name/code of it but i cant think of it.sorry.
cheers....paserby
 

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Thanks guys, I was thinking more of the Lumix DMC-FZ18, not that compact but its much smaller than my KM 5D with the Sigma 50-500mm lens attached to it! lol
 
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