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Street & City / Streets of Sydney, Australia
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:16:54 PM »
Ever since I got my Fuji X100s, all I want to do is roam the city streets of my amazing hometown of Sydney and take photos of things that intrigue me.

Most of my photos are of the homeless, which many people walk by and judge without knowing their stories, thinking that they've gotten there from drug or alcohol addiction, but in fact most of the homeless here in Sydney lived normal lives.
After attending a little seminar on awareness for the homeless, we learnt about a true story of a man, who had a high paying job in a corporate company, a wife and two kids, but then got into a car accident, couldn't get back to work, frustrated that he couldn't provide for his family, which lead to depression, which caused the kids to follow the wrong pathways of drugs and alcohol, which lead to the family breaking up and then in turn the man ending up living on the streets.
Or a girl who's now 24 and living a normal life, but when she was young lived in an abusive household and was forced to take up street life at an early age.
When you listen to these people, it's quite sad what they've been through, so don't judge anyone you don't know.

Be grateful for what you have, take a couple of minutes to check out my photos, please critique, comment on things you like, what you don't like, or tips on improving street photography.

Thanks :)

All of this being said, it's the most fun camera I've used in decades and I take it everywhere I go! I have brought it with to a few events and weddings and love the silent leaf-shutter and how well it handles low light, intimate moments. If I were to be heading over to Italy tomorrow, I would happily take the X100S as my only camera  :)

Couldn't agree more! The Fuji X100s is awesome! Ever since getting one, my 5d mkiii has been collecting dust.
The Fuji is just so much fun, I take it every where, it makes me want to go out and walk the streets and just take random photos.
 It handles great, looks great, the image quality is awesome, I can use ISO 6400 without a worry, manual focus is fun with split image and focus peaking, and the hybrid VF is awesome!

EOS-M / Re: Portrait lens for the EOS-M
« on: June 30, 2013, 01:43:38 AM »
Maybe buy the lens adaptor and use a 50 1.8..
There's not many M lenses out, especially not for portraits..

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Firmware 2.0.2 IS faster
« on: June 20, 2013, 07:35:30 AM »
Wow! Can't wait!

Lenses / Re: 100L vs. 135L
« on: June 18, 2013, 06:36:17 PM »
If I were in your shoes I'd go for the 100L. You don't need the extra stop when shooting cars, actually you may even need to stop down further.
And depending on the type of "car photography" you do, you may even use the macro for detailed shots, especially of the interior.
Plus not to mention image stabilization and weather sealing.

I've had both lenses but sold the 135mm. The 135mm is the king of creamy backgroud portraits, only get it if you plan on shooting at f2 often. I kept the 100L as its a great multi purpose lens, and fairs just as well at f2.8 onwards as the 135mm (apart from AF speed, which isn't too bad if you use the focus limiter).

I'd get a 24-105 f4L (one separated from a kit) and a Fuji x100s!

Buy a Fuji x100s and you're set.

EOS-M / Re: How many people actually like the EOS-M?
« on: June 09, 2013, 07:24:36 AM »
I had the rx100 until a few days ago, which I sold for a fuji x100s, also bought my girlfriend the EOS M for double the price of what it is at now when it first came out...
The M is a great little camera and I like it alot, the slow auto focus doesn't bother me too much, it's just when it hunts for no reason where the problem is, even if you're shooting the exact same shot on a tripod, it'll hunt for focus before it locks in again. Don't bother using it for moving subjects but for stills it does great, and I can't wait for the firmware upgrade!
Also at the price point now, I've seen it sub $350 aud for twin lens kit, it's a great bargain.
The handling is great, it feels solid, the touch screen is amazing, the menu and controls are familiar and easy to use, it looks nice, and with the pancake lens it's sort've compact. Plus you can play with Canon lenses on it..

If I still had my rx100 and didn't have the eos m already, I'd swap my rx100 for a new eos m in a heart beat after the firmware update.

The Fuji x100s on the other hand........ that's a whole different beast of it's own!

Lenses / Re: 24-105L Curved horizon.
« on: May 26, 2013, 06:19:47 AM »
Is it me or is the curve only on one side only, and more visible vignetting on the other side..
The curve appearing on one side is probably due to a slight tilt of the camera. The vignetting looks about the same both sides to me. Be careful as the image is cropped on my forum view, so you have to move the slider to see all of it.

Ahh that makes sense, on my iPhone it only showed the left side of the image..

Lenses / Re: 24-105L Curved horizon.
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:05:03 AM »
Is it me or is the curve only on one side only, and more visible vignetting on the other side..

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I crazy to sell my Canon gear?
« on: May 20, 2013, 06:37:08 AM »
Go Fuji..

Lenses / Re: Standard Lens for Paris and London holiday.
« on: May 18, 2013, 07:40:40 PM »
Yep your 24-70 II and 135mm is all you need really, you can and will sell the rest after you've discovered the 24-70 mkii (I did), its just that good!

How'd you manage to get the pass?

Lenses / Re: 35 & 85 or 50 & 100 for photographing kids
« on: May 05, 2013, 01:11:47 PM »
If you already have the 50L and enjoy it, just keep it and add the 135, or the 85.

Canon General / Re: Took the FF Plunge - musings!
« on: May 03, 2013, 07:22:47 PM »
Once you get your mkiii you won't be using your 7d much or at all ;)
It is such an amazing camera, congratulations! And you'll love the AF system!
Read up an online manual or something on it whilst you wait..

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