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Old Dec 25, 2008, 7:40 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I've done the everest trek, and took a few pictures. I brought the casio ex-f1 too, for filming some things in HD. For that matter, it required the Raynox full frame fish-eye converter. I used this converter a few times on the Panasonic FZ50 too.

Due to the demanding nature of the trek, i couldn't switch camera's all the time, and screw things over and back. So unlike i wanted, i ended up with quite a few photos from the casio.

-The lesson learned: Carrying 2 superzoom compacts, a wide converter, a fish-eye converter, and a series of filters is too much for a trek like this one. The arrival of the new superzoom compact's with decent wideangle is nice; but as of yet, i haven't seen any that handles as good as the trusty FZ50.. Will the next Lumix G? with HD recording be the answer to all prayers? I hope, and actually expect so.

To get rid of the bulk required for wide-angle, i ordered the lumix lx3, with conversion lens (and adapter ofourse )

Enough talk, let's get to the pictures

View on Everest from the summit of the Gokyo Ri, a great viewpoint at 5360m




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Old Dec 25, 2008, 7:45 AM   #2
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Classic view on mt Everest and Nuptse, from the summit of Kala Patthar (5550m, highest point of the trek)
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Everest summit, as seen on the way to the basecamp
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One little cheater; a picture taken during movie recording with the casio: a big avalanche running down the slopes of the Nuptse
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Nice series, great shots. The sunset/rise shots are very good. I like the sunray pic also -blue sky,white clouds, grey rocks, greenshrubsand brown earth all brought well in one frame. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!
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Very nice captures, well exposed and sharp! Good job

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Thanks guys

Well, most pictures had a touch of level editing, but i must say the camera did a good job in general. I also used the AE bracket for almost every shot; to have some space for blending. It does require a lot of card space, but very handy for the few pictures that deserve it
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