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1dx plus 85 1.2 is great for night street photography.
« on: April 19, 2013, 09:28:07 AM »
The low noise of 1dx at high ISO plus the 1.2 f stop of the 85mm lens open up options of night street photography which were difficult before for me. 

Am loving it as I love to walk nights where ever I travel and take photos. Many times I am working in day time with my real job and do not get to do any photography.

Am loving it!


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Re: 1dx plus 85 1.2 is great for night street photography.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 09:38:11 AM »
ISO 2000. 1.2 1/640

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 09:44:35 AM »
So $9000 worth of gear means you're able to take good night shots...go figure...#sarcasm


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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »
So $9000 worth of gear means you're able to take good night shots...go figure...#sarcasm

I can take good pics of small birds with >$20,000 worth of gear.  :P
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 12:46:04 AM »
Robby am trying to figure out your statement.

All I am saying is the camera lens combo I mention is never discussed when street photography is mentioned. But to me it seems like the best when shooting in low light. # no sarcasm

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 01:08:20 AM »
Robby am trying to figure out your statement.

All I am saying is the camera lens combo I mention is never discussed when street photography is mentioned. But to me it seems like the best when shooting in low light. # no sarcasm
I got what you meant. It's probably like what you say, the 85L doesn't get much attention when it comes to street. I like the pic, is it in Bangkok? The guy with the smoke seems to carry a fair bit of attitude.

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013, 01:36:45 AM »
sanj it was totally in jest, hence the sarcasm.  One would expect you to be able to take great images, regardless of the situation with, in my opinion, the near pinnacle of canon gear.  Personally I hate the idea that a lens, or camera for that matter, it meant for only a specific purpose.  Some are known to say certain lenses are landscape lenses, portrait lenses, others are street lenses, etc, it's just silly in my mind.  FWIW the little late night shooting I do is almost exclusively with the little brother of your pair, a 5diii and 85 1.8.  I believe the saying goes "the best camera is the one you have with you."

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 01:56:12 AM »
great capture... but some countries, you would not want to take that kinda combo down on the street at night...

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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 02:15:11 AM »
my 6D + 50 1.8 can do great street photography at night too and many folds cheaper than your 1dx + 85 1.2.

talking about IQ/price ratio, my combo is greater than yours. ;)

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 02:18:55 AM »
Literally, the first thing that came to my mind when I read the title of this thread was:



Seriously, I highly doubt anyone can not tell that a body that can handle high Iso that perfect, and a 85mm 1.2 lens are probably the best base for shots in such circumstances.

my 6D + 50 1.8 can do great street photography at night too and many folds cheaper than your 1dx + 85 1.2.

talking about IQ/price ratio, my combo is greater than yours. ;)


You compare a 50 1.8 to a 85 1.2? Heck, even a 6D to a 1DX? That is almost more trolling than the original post here.
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2013, 02:27:37 AM »
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You compare a 50 1.8 to a 85 1.2? Heck, even a 6D to a 1DX? That is almost more trolling than the original post here.


you would be surprised many great photos are taken by the Rebels and m4/3. With good technique, framing, story-telling and skills, people can produce greater photographs that rival the IQ of 1dx + 85 1.2.
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2013, 02:32:25 AM »
Great shot! Reminds me of this Japanese photographer (his name escapes me at the moment) which had this huge project portraying the prostitution scene with candid street shots.

I wish I had the same combo you do! :)
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2013, 02:45:51 AM »
ISO 3200. 1.2

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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2013, 02:48:33 AM »
you would be surprised many great photos are taken by the Rebels and m4/3. With good technique, framing, story-telling and skills, people can produce greater photographs that rival the IQ of 1dx + 85 1.2.

You do realize that IQ does not mean quality regarding to technique, framing, story-telling and skills, but IMAGE quality, regarding noise, sharpness and so on? In that point it is absolutely ridiculous to compare these combinations.
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 02:52:04 AM »
Robby am trying to figure out your statement.

All I am saying is the camera lens combo I mention is never discussed when street photography is mentioned. But to me it seems like the best when shooting in low light. # no sarcasm
I got what you meant. It's probably like what you say, the 85L doesn't get much attention when it comes to street. I like the pic, is it in Bangkok? The guy with the smoke seems to carry a fair bit of attitude.

The combo does get lots of attention but the tradeoff is that the IQ is great.

Yep the guy with the cigarette is flamboyant. :)

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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 02:52:04 AM »