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Re: 1dx plus 85 1.2 is great for night street photography.
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2013, 07:46:57 AM »
And yes, the tile floors and stool seats are a dead giveaway that this is not an exterior location, so good luck arguing with me.

No one cares that the best low-light performance camera along with the best low-light performance lens can take good shots in low-light conditions. Tell us something we don't know, please.


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« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2013, 07:46:57 AM »

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« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2013, 07:58:22 AM »
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« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2013, 10:29:22 AM »
Sanj, EXCELLENT images!
You sure you went to those streets only for night photography? ;D ... just kidding.

:) Thx....!!

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« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2013, 10:52:31 AM »
Um, the first photo you posted is of 6 girls in their panties in a place called "Temptations Ladyboy Bar". And believe me, I'm 23 and the last thing I am is offended by this, but please don't call it "street photography.

Jessie! See the sign post? That indicates that this is indeed outside. But if we were to get super technical, you may be right as I am not standing on a street or the subject on a street. However it is practically an extension of a street where lots of bars are.

And yes, I do realize the obvious that 1dx and 85 1.2 will give best results at night photography. However, I never read about this combo for night street photography and so expressed myself. Most talk about Leica or such and 35mm lenses for street photography but not of this combo. This combo works on various levels: 1. Low noise at high ISO. 2. Weather sealing 3. Great out of focus background. 4. One can be a bit far from the subject and get candid shots.

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« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2013, 10:54:17 AM »
Most at 3200 ISO. f 1.2

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« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2013, 11:28:46 AM »
ISO 2000. 1.2 1/640

In fairness, the 1DX wasn't even breathing hard, let alone breaking a sweat. You'd need to go at least a half dozen stops darker before it really starts to pull away from the competition.

But nice photography, nonetheless. HCB would nod approval.

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« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2013, 11:52:25 AM »
What does HCB stand for?


The man who defined the photographic style you're emulating, whether consciously or otherwise:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Cartier-Bresson

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« Reply #82 on: April 21, 2013, 12:12:50 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
That is just toooooooooooooo good a compliment!!!!!!!

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« Reply #83 on: April 21, 2013, 01:45:43 PM »
sanj...you inspired me to take my 1dx - 85 1.8 combo out on a walk this morning to see if I might come upon something of interest.   

usually I slap my trusty 24-105 on for "walk about" photography, or sometimes the shorty 40, but this was a first for the 85 1.8. 

not a "street shot", but I like this image.  cloudy and gray here today, and considering the setting, i went b/w using nik silver efx.

f10
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iso 100

thanks for your post....in the future I'll be using this combo again for "walkabout" photography.
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« Reply #84 on: April 21, 2013, 01:59:24 PM »
Very graphic! And the plane is a good touch... :)

Is your sensor dirty?

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« Reply #85 on: April 21, 2013, 03:12:08 PM »
Very graphic! And the plane is a good touch... :)

Is your sensor dirty?

thx...one plane after another every minute, that part was easy.  getting the right location for composition so that my shot didn't have any names viewable on a headstone was tougher.

sensor - i don't think so, why?


edit....yes, you were right....i was able to blow them away.  thx.
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« Reply #86 on: April 21, 2013, 03:22:32 PM »
Very graphic! And the plane is a good touch... :)

Is your sensor dirty?

thx...one plane after another every minute, that part was easy.  getting the right location for composition so that my shot didn't have any names viewable on a headstone was tougher.

sensor - i don't think so, why?

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« Reply #87 on: April 21, 2013, 03:31:38 PM »
Very graphic! And the plane is a good touch... :)

Is your sensor dirty?

thx...one plane after another every minute, that part was easy.  getting the right location for composition so that my shot didn't have any names viewable on a headstone was tougher.

sensor - i don't think so, why?


edit....yes, you were right....i was able to blow them away.  thx.
Sanj might be right, I think ur sensor needs cleaning ... zoom in just slightly to the right above the tail of the plane and you will see a clearly visible round dust spot ... now look either side of the sky and you will see that several such dust spots are clearly visible ... I can see it even on my iPad mini ... btw AWESOME image.

Edit: oops, sorry, didn't notice ur edit that u already noticed and took care of the dust. Peace
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Re: 1dx plus 85 1.2 is great for night street photography.
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« Reply #88 on: April 21, 2013, 03:56:12 PM »
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. ;)

Well, show us some pictures. Everyone is eager to see your work.

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« Reply #89 on: April 21, 2013, 04:07:37 PM »
Very graphic! And the plane is a good touch... :)

Is your sensor dirty?

thx...one plane after another every minute, that part was easy.  getting the right location for composition so that my shot didn't have any names viewable on a headstone was tougher.

sensor - i don't think so, why?


edit....yes, you were right....i was able to blow them away.  thx.
Sanj might be right, I think ur sensor needs cleaning ... zoom in just slightly to the right above the tail of the plane and you will see a clearly visible round dust spot ... now look either side of the sky and you will see that several such dust spots are clearly visible ... I can see it even on my iPad mini ... btw AWESOME image.

Edit: oops, sorry, didn't notice ur edit that u already noticed and took care of the dust. Peace

thx rienz....I actually went back in and "retouched" the dust spots out of the original image...I have no idea how my sensor suddenly became that dirty. 
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« Reply #89 on: April 21, 2013, 04:07:37 PM »