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Re: All street photographers share your gear here!
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2013, 01:50:05 PM »
best street gear I use is a 35mm summilux on an M9.  It's preferable, for me, to either the 24mm or
the 50mm for candids up close.  a few steps either way usually solves framing issues, but then a lot
of my street shots are zone focused grabs.  I've tried the 35mm f1.4 on a 5dII, but it's too intimidating and too noticeable for many spots.

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« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2013, 03:12:47 PM »
I mostly use my 40mm 2.8 pancake for street photography.
It's very small, and dose not draw too much attention.
60D | 40mm f/2.8 | 24-105mm f/4L

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« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2013, 03:45:26 PM »
Hi all,

I shoot street photography usually with 5D3 and a 50 1.4 (thinking to upgrade to 1.2) and I have 2 600EX-RT with me, in case the shadows are to big.

Mostly I ask for permission to do portraits. And most of the times I do head shots or from chest up.

I was thinking also to get 1-2 more prime lenses for shorter and longer focal length.

Please write here what gear do you use, and also if you have experience with the primes 24L vs 28, 50L vs 50, 85L vs 85.
Is it wort paying $$$$ more for the L lenses? ( I know that L's are better, but is the difference day n night like at some zoom lenses?)

Asking permissions or portraits is not street photography. It is portraiture in a street setting. They are not the same thing...

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« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2013, 04:04:03 PM »
Hi all,

I shoot street photography usually with 5D3 and a 50 1.4 (thinking to upgrade to 1.2) and I have 2 600EX-RT with me, in case the shadows are to big.

Mostly I ask for permission to do portraits. And most of the times I do head shots or from chest up.

I was thinking also to get 1-2 more prime lenses for shorter and longer focal length.

Please write here what gear do you use, and also if you have experience with the primes 24L vs 28, 50L vs 50, 85L vs 85.
Is it wort paying $$$$ more for the L lenses? ( I know that L's are better, but is the difference day n night like at some zoom lenses?)

Asking permissions or portraits is not street photography. It is portraiture in a street setting. They are not the same thing...

Nonsense... asking permission is fine and still street photography, with a portraiture slant. Taking photos without permission is candid street photography.  That's kind of like saying all street photography needs to have a street in it, NO SIDEWALKS. Friedlander would scoff at that. Don't let anyone tell you where you need to draw the line, especially with street work.

I've done both for years and as the Admin for 100 Strangers on Flickr I've seen thousands of both types... no longer an admin for the group but still very involved with street photography. As for which gear  (all IMHO)... 135L is perfect for low profile street or my fave now... 5d3 with 50L. The 85L is too slow for the street and is an eye catcher. The 1.8 is a nice one and if you get nicked you won't cry like you would if you lost the 85L.  The 24L is nice but a little too wide unless you're after enviros... if that's the case I prefer the 35L. I own and use the 24L, 35L, 50L, 85L, 135L and 70-200 II for street work but usually always grab the 50L or 135L most of the time.


This Cruel Sun... by David KM, on Flickr

Downtown Napa by David KM, on Flickr

Piano Man by David KM, on Flickr
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Re: All street photographers share your gear here!
« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2013, 04:24:31 PM »
T2i and Sigma 8-16, sometimes 17-40

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« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2013, 04:31:42 PM »
Nifty 50 1.8 and the smallest body possible. Unfortunately thats my 40D.

Street photography is the candid documentation of people.. what you see, not set up in anyway as soon as you ask someone permission it is no longer street photography it is portraiture.

My hero is Gary Winograd

"You have a lifetime to learn technique. But I can teach you what is more important than technique, how to see; learn that and all you have to do afterwards is press the shutter" - Garry Winogrand

Heres a few of mine.


Women, St. Pauls, Millennium bridge, London by tom_scott88, on Flickr


IMG_1930.jpg by tom_scott88, on Flickr


Apple Store, Covent Garden by tom_scott88, on Flickr


Couple, Covent Garden by tom_scott88, on Flickr


Man, Tate Modern, London by tom_scott88, on Flickr


IMG_1865.jpg by tom_scott88, on Flickr


London Underground by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Yeah, but if you don't get permissions from the folks...you can't sell them for $$, right?

On the other hand, I guess it isn't like most street people aren't ever going to notice you've used a pic of them for anything....?   ::)

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« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2013, 06:19:48 PM »
I'd hardly refer to a 5D MK2 and 50L as light or unobtrusive :)

The best I can get with Canon is my 5D MK3 + "Shorty Forty", this is very sharp compared to the 50L and a hell of a lot lighter.

I still prefer my Fuji X-Pro 1 with 18mm (27mm) or 35 (53mm) because it is just better for street photography IMHO.

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+1......I'm currently in China for business trip. I brought 5D III + 40shorty + 16-35 II, so far the 40shorty has been used more than 16-35.
Bodies: 1DX -- 5D III
Zooms: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Primes: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: All street photographers share your gear here!
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2013, 03:49:57 PM »
Used to be a 550d with 70-200 f/4L( nice and inconspicuous), but I've recently purchased an x100 for street work.

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« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2013, 03:49:57 PM »