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yungfat

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Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« on: April 22, 2018, 12:22:34 AM »
Hi folks,

Just wonder is anyone here using 1D series for street photography?

Is street photography camera must be really small?

Please share your comments.

Cheers...

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Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« on: April 22, 2018, 12:22:34 AM »

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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 12:52:28 AM »
Folks repeatedly say you must be inconspicuous yet it's still a camera up in your grill. If it's not spytech, it's seen, if it's seen, well then the notion it must be rangefinder sized is just fashion for the genre. Shoot with what you got.
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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 12:52:48 AM »
Don't have a 1D but I use a gripped 7d on a hand strap which isn't to far off in size. I don't find body size an issue I believe lens size (love those little pancakes) and noise more important. Noise is the worst thing about my  combo. So 1dx noise would be my concern.

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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 01:38:48 AM »
I do.

However, my "street photography" is usually at street fairs and festivals where there is a lot going on.  I will usually use a 24-70 2.8 II. 

I try to be stealthy, and nonchalant, and do so rather well.  If I see someone that is particularly interesting, I may approach and ask permission to photograph him/her while he goes about his business.

So I agree, go with what you got.

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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 05:27:41 AM »
I usually use my 6D + 40mm pancake for street photography, may try to use 28mm more in future for different kinds of street shoot.

saw someone using NIKON D5 + 24-70mm f2.8 for street photography during last Christmas, just curious....

no offence, but I think every camera will be fine for street photography.

cheers....

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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 01:31:56 PM »
I usually use my 6D + 40mm pancake for street photography, may try to use 28mm more in future for different kinds of street shoot.

If by 28mm you mean the Canon 28mm pancake. That is an EF-S lens for APSC bodies.
I used to have the 40, and wanted to get the 28 as well, but that tiny detail got in the way.

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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 02:17:55 PM »
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If by 28mm you mean the Canon 28mm pancake. That is an EF-S lens for APSC bodies.
I used to have the 40, and wanted to get the 28 as well, but that tiny detail got in the way.
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Actually, the EF-S pancake is a 24.  Another tiny detail.

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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 02:17:55 PM »

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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 06:15:34 PM »
I have used my 1Dx for "Street", you just use the camera that you have!
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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 02:00:24 AM »
If I had a 1D series camera I'd use it for everything I could.
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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 02:11:16 AM »
Don't do the classic 'street' photography but I have done a ton of travel photography in streets, alleyways etc etc with 1 series cameras for many years.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 02:11:16 AM »