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Re: 1dx plus 85 1.2 is great for night street photography.
« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2013, 08:09:18 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.

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thanks for your post....in the future I'll be using this combo again for "walkabout" photography.

That is a brilliant composition IMO. Very well done.
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« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2013, 08:09:18 PM »

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« Reply #91 on: April 21, 2013, 08:25:18 PM »
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.
Sanj, I don't think you need to justify your post. the discussion has already proved that it was very relevant both regarding the HW combo but also your pictures got people talking. I look forward to see more of your stuff.

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« Reply #92 on: April 21, 2013, 08:32:21 PM »
I can take good pics of small birds with >$20,000 worth of gear.  :P
Good one! ... I guess some don't understand that there are people who can pay top dollar for the gear they want and/or need. Maybe its a case of "Sour Grapes" or "Frog in the Well" mentality.

"Sour Grapes" I've heard, seen, felt, but "Frog in the well" ??? New one for me & I've been around longer than I care to think about, but agree your & Neuro's sentiment, we all have one thing in common, we love Photography, some people just loose sight of what's really important from time to time, and that's not what others have, it's the Photography.
This is the story of "Frog in the Well" http://www.taiwandc.org/folk-fro.htm
The reason I used that reference was due to one of one guys cribbing about the OP using expensive f/1.2 lens to capture that image.
I totally agree with you when you say "we all have one thing in common, we love Photography".
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Re: 1dx plus 85 1.2 is great for night street photography.
« Reply #93 on: April 21, 2013, 08:34:47 PM »
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 #94 on: April 21, 2013, 09:22:45 PM »
I wonder if anyone has tried the 1DX with some of the big f2.8 telephotos for sports photography?  I'm willing to bet it would work well for that.

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« Reply #95 on: April 21, 2013, 11:20:20 PM »
Eml: The male water monkey photo is lovely. And I am not sure if it is cold. I believe the water is warm. Ya?

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« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2013, 11:21:45 PM »
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.

Why on earth not?!!! On the contrary, I think the first shot captures the essence of street photography, whether it is actually outside or not. That picture will withstand time and could be a semiotic symbol representing a particular part of some culture in a particular point in time/history.

Sanj, I again applaud you for a great picture which actually tells a story, and please do not pay heed to sour nay-sayers.

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« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2013, 11:21:45 PM »

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« Reply #97 on: April 21, 2013, 11:25:01 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.

I love seeing pictures too! :)

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« Reply #98 on: April 21, 2013, 11:27:51 PM »
I wonder if anyone has tried the 1DX with some of the big f2.8 telephotos for sports photography?  I'm willing to bet it would work well for that.

One day when I have some more money I want to walk the streets at night with 1dx and the 200 f2. Whoa!!!
And I am certain that if you search you will find many 1dx with 2.8 lenses sports photos...

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« Reply #99 on: April 22, 2013, 12:23:36 AM »
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
250th
iso 100

thanks for your post....in the future I'll be using this combo again for "walkabout" photography.

That is a brilliant composition IMO. Very well done.

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« Reply #100 on: April 22, 2013, 01:46:28 AM »
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« Reply #101 on: April 22, 2013, 01:47:17 AM »
I wonder if anyone has tried the 1DX with some of the big f2.8 telephotos for sports photography?  I'm willing to bet it would work well for that.

One day when I have some more money I want to walk the streets at night with 1dx and the 200 f2. Whoa!!!
And I am certain that if you search you will find many 1dx with 2.8 lenses sports photos...

Well, I have walked the streets with a 5D Mark III (mine), and 200mm 1.8 (borrowed). Pretty awesome.

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« Reply #102 on: April 22, 2013, 05:14:24 AM »
A face that tell lots of stories!
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« Reply #103 on: April 23, 2013, 08:34:39 AM »
A face that tell lots of stories!

Yep, tells stories, or keeps me from being able to sleep at night  :o
Awesome photos sanj, and to the others that joined in with their own entires. I am seriously ready to order a 1DX with an 85 1.2 and 24-70 2.8 II, at least it will save me alot over my first plan of 1DX and 600 F4 II.... :)

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« Reply #104 on: April 23, 2013, 10:36:36 PM »
A face that tell lots of stories!

Yep, tells stories, or keeps me from being able to sleep at night  :o
Awesome photos sanj, and to the others that joined in with their own entires. I am seriously ready to order a 1DX with an 85 1.2 and 24-70 2.8 II, at least it will save me alot over my first plan of 1DX and 600 F4 II.... :)

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« Reply #104 on: April 23, 2013, 10:36:36 PM »