Here are a few shots from my recent trip to New York City. The Statue of Liberty was taken with the 24-105 f/4L and the city panoramic views were taken with the 24mm f/1.4L II.
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Agreed. A smaller camera permits you to not stand out. Not to divert the conversation, but has anyone tried a NEX 5n for street photography?
I don't think anyone here is insinuating that having a Leica will make you better, just that it can be easier and more discreet than an SLR.
The problem with the M9 is: cost, poor high ISO performance, and lack of lenses :-).Yeah, the price is the kicker. Manual focus is a problem for some, although I am old school and I manual focus a lot, so it does not bug me. The guy who let me fiddle with his M9 commented that he thought the shots that he took with it came out sharper than equivalent shots with his 5D2. For him, the smaller lenses for the Leica appealed to him because of their size. I got the sense that his 30 years of shooting Canons (with big glass) took their toll on him.
A DSLR is not the ideal camera for street photography. Can it be done? Sure! But it is just too big and bulky and does not allow a photographer to be discreet. No wonder then that the Leica is still the king of street photography...Actually, I would like to get a Leica for this reason. I was talking to a guy with Leica M9 who told me that his kids, who shoot Canon DSLRs with large glass, get barraged by tourists to take their shots while he goes unnoticed with the Leica. He let me play with the camera and it feels good in the hand.
The 60d has weird buttons, the t3i has a better feel, light weight, and the extra zoom.The 60D interface could be better, no question. I much prefer the 7D.
I can see a t4i and 7d mark II coming out, but not a 70 D
I can hear mine, but only in a quiet environment.Ditto. BTW, I am older than dirt and spent much of my youth in loud punk shows. I can hear it.
...and the gimmick swivel Lcd...I cannot answer your questions. However, I have a 60D and I can assure you that the swivel LCD is not a gimmick. I have pulled off very tricky shots using it. For video recording, it is helpful to have a screen that articulates.
I have had 60D 14 months now and noticed when I turn off and when senor is cleaning I can hear motor or something running,,, I don't recall hearing this noise before but has anyone experience this issue?My 60D makes a funny little squeaky noise when the sensor activates. I noticed it very early in my ownership of the camera. I don't worry about it. I figure it is doing what it needs to do.
Only issue I have with the lens is purple fringing, e.g. in the upper left corner of scrappydog's 2nd photo, where the dark branches are seen against the clouds. I tried to fix it with photoshop's lens correction, and couldn't. If anyone knows how to do it, please let me know, either in messages or in this thread (would that be appropriate ?).Funny, I did not even think about the extreme CA in my own shot. To fix the purple fringe in Photoshop, I usually desaturate the magenta coloring in the photo with the following path in Photoshop: Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. From the pull-down menu, select Magentas. Pull the Saturation slider to the left (to desaturate the magentas) until the color looks right.
I started with Nikon but switched to Canon as they just felt better in my hands.This was a factor for me, too. I only played around with Canon and Nikon cameras when I was evaluating a system to buy. The Canon 5D and 7D felt much more comfortable in my hand than equivalent level Nikons.