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Posted By: redpigeons, 07-14-2009, 03:42 PM

Not an easy lens for the street.
hard to keep stable and hard to focus quickly, ( maybe BC I am used to wide lenses)
But this is what I got... still a lot to learn about portrait photography

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Iranian revolution still going in NYC :

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07-14-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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Those are really good. I think you captured the street atmosphere well.

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It's true, a lot of us New Yorkers are fat.

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All of these are great images - looks like you are adjusting well to the 77

#3 is a standout for me as it has gorgeous colours.

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Thanks guys!

and out of about 200 random NY people that I captured non of them where fat

to be honest too many skinny girls and muscle guys walking the street on summer time
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Nice documentary photos. Gotta say though that none of those folk look the least bit happy...

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Nice documentary photos. Gotta say though that none of those folk look the least bit happy...

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Hot summer day in NY... the street are crowded with tourists... and they are walking to work or to their hard day life.
I can tell you that all of them where smiling after they noticed the camera.

another reason I don't like a long lens for the street.
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I'm liking these street captures.
Colourful and candid.
Thanks for sharing.

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Nice documentary photos. Gotta say though that none of those folk look the least bit happy...

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here is a smiley guy from today

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I have a question, do you ask people if you could take a picture of them? Or do you just snap it at them? Because I would be kind of scared.
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The girl in the Hitcher t-shirt is quite the street character.

IMO, the 77mm is a little long for street photography. You almost pick the person off the street, rather than how a wider shot would show them with more of their element intact. I personally wouldn't go longer than a 50mm on film, or a 35mm on digital.
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I have a question, do you ask people if you could take a picture of them? Or do you just snap it at them? Because I would be kind of scared.
Dave... I always make sure that people sees me.
I never just snap,

if some one is covering his face or telling me to go away I just say thank you and go away.

I am always say thank you after a shot and make the person feels like what I am doing is not bad and I am not hiding.

I always choose a VERY crowded street ( easy in NYC) obviously I will not go to a back street and photograph a drug dealer or something like that.

there are some lucky photographers that gets to do that but I think its involve a lot of background work... getting to know the people and get their permission to photograph. (more of a photojournalist work)
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Very interesting street scene, and I'll have to say #3 is my choice.

Just wondering, what other lenses you used for street because you mentioned wider in your post. Is the 77 really slow in the AF departmen? It's actually one of the lenses I would not mind getting.
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Very interesting street scene, and I'll have to say #3 is my choice.

Just wondering, what other lenses you used for street because you mentioned wider in your post. Is the 77 really slow in the AF departmen? It's actually one of the lenses I would not mind getting.
the 77mm is an amazing portrait lens .
its is really a fantastic lens .

by nature the longer the lens the more focusing you need to do.

with wider lenses you almost have no out of focus . that is why most P&S cameras have a wide lens and why wide lenses are easier for snap shots like in the street

I am using the sigma 24mm as my main lens and I very very happy with this lens
I should be getting the Pentax 20mm 2.8 next week.

I also have the 31mm and 50 1.7
the 31mm was my default lens for more them a year its a great lens for the street both on film and digital.
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