Kandahar, Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Photography' started by George Farmer, 3 Aug 2008.

  1. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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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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  2. Mark Evans

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    some great sunset and rises to be had.

    mark
     
  3. TDI-line

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    Great pics George, hope your all ok. ;)
     
  4. aaronnorth

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    The helicopter pic looks a little fake to me lol
     
  5. George Farmer

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    Thanks, guys.

    Really? It's not.
     
  6. JamesM

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

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

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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

    mark
     
  9. George Farmer

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    It was a Canon... Not sure of the model though.
     
  10. Mark Evans

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    did u shoot manuel or did the camera meter?
     
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  12. passerby*

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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
     
  13. LondonDragon

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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.
     
  14. Mark Evans

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    considered a leica?
     
  15. George Farmer

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    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... :)

    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.
     
  16. Mark Evans

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

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

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    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
     
  18. LondonDragon

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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
     
  19. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    the panasonic Lumix has a Leica lens anyway :) and you dont need a mortgage to buy it :lol:

    Great pics mate :) keep safe
     
  20. altaaffe

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    Hope everythings going well out there, not a place I want to go to I have to admit. But hopefully I won't have to PVR going in today.
     

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