Is anyone using 1D series for street photography?

Feb 16, 2013
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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...
 

slclick

Matched Grip
Dec 17, 2013
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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.
 

zim

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Oct 18, 2011
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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.
 

scottkinfw

Wildlife photography is my passion
#4
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.

Scott
 
Feb 16, 2013
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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....
 
#6
yungfat said:
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.
 
Jun 13, 2011
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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.
 

privatebydesign

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Jan 29, 2011
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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.
 
#11
I always use my good old 1D mark ii (my daughters have nicknamed it "la Bête" because of it's size and the roar it emits when it takes pictures).

It's big and loud, incredibly fast with it's 8,5 pictures per second, witch make it even more audible.
I'm also not particularly small myself, and I seldom go unnoticed, for some unknown reason.

Even with all this, people don't seem to mind me taking photographs, they just go about their business. When I'm uncertain, I simply talk to them and everything becomes fine almost always.