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09-21-2015, 06:08 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by Iberia Quote
For the reasons I have stated: short-teles "compress" perspective ("steal" depth) and isolate the subject and place observer out of the scene, while ultra-wides distort too much both geometrically and also the perspective (relative distance between objects in different planes).
True. One of the problems with short teles is that you can easily end up with a lot of near out of focus clutter. I suppose it depends on what you are trying to achieve with a particular street shot - ideally it should capture 'the moment' as well as make the viewer ponder why the captured situation happened ...

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As the OP I thought I would circle around and post a followup. I found a Kentar 28mm 2.8 at a flea market and went for a walk through my town. It is the beginning of the annual scarecrow contest on main st. and here are some 'street' pictures. I'm still getting used to M mode so please don't judge me to harshly on exposure/focus. However, constructive criticism is most welcome. And thanks again for all the advice offered in this thread.
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My feedback, I think you need to get closer or get closer and get a wider lens. That doesn't mean these are bad, just that the 28 is near normal view and these have that look.
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The normal focal lengths (40 to 55mm) require strong composition/balance and a good sense of perspective to make a picture work.

Looking at your pictures I also feel that you should work a bit more on selecting the main subject and finding a way to make it stand out.
Elect your subject and then move around it looking for a good "framing" taking photos from different angles.

Have a look here:

This talk on composition is also a must:


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Finally acquired a 21mm limited and am heading down to NYC for some walking around and the Photoplus show. Stay tuned.
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Finally acquired a 21mm limited and am heading down to NYC for some walking around and the Photoplus show. Stay tuned.
Great choice! I don't think you'll be disappointed...it might be my favorite lens.
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Finally acquired a 21mm limited and am heading down to NYC for some walking around and the Photoplus show. Stay tuned.
Good luck! I think it's a reasonable choice.
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Finally acquired a 21mm limited and am heading down to NYC for some walking around and the Photoplus show. Stay tuned.
Now start saving up for the DA70 - Flickriver: kh1234567890's photos tagged with da70

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QuoteOriginally posted by joebarfly Quote
Finally acquired a 21mm limited and am heading down to NYC for some walking around and the Photoplus show. Stay tuned.
Ah, an excellent choice Looking forward to seeing the results!!

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I couldn't agree more
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