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07-14-2013, 09:20 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Q for Street Shooting

Because of its reach with K mount lenses, the Q can make a neat street cam. This example was taken with the Q and DFA 100mm macro WR with the Q to K adapter.

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I think of that more as a 'next-street-over' cam, with that reach! Good shot in any case.
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Good point Jim
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Hi Dale,

Nice!

I think I'd consider this "candid" shooting rather than "street", but who really cares. . .In any case, they both are suited to the Q with or without adapted lenses as some stealth is usually good to keep people from even unconsciously "hamming" it up for the camera. I personally really like a fast 50 on the Q for candids at events. parties, and family affairs. No other system can give me a lens anywhere close to the 180mm FOV Eq (to APS-C) that I can shoot at f1.4 - f1.8 for this kind of shooting -- and have the camera and lens be so small and quiet. I kept my RJ K2Q adapter in addition to the Pentax K2Q because it forces the electronic shutter at slow shutter speeds for silent shooting around people.

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Where you using a hood on the DFA100?
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I like the Q for street but prefer to use the native lenses, as I don't generally do telephoto candids.
With the improved AF speed from recent firmware, I can rely on the camera to handle the duties while peering through an optical viewfinder (Tele-Wide.)

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haha great shot crewl1!
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haha great shot crewl1!
Thanks!

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Where you using a hood on the DFA100?
Yes I was using the lens hood
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
I like the Q for street but prefer to use the native lenses, as I don't generally do telephoto candids.
With the improved AF speed from recent firmware, I can rely on the camera to handle the duties while peering through an optical viewfinder (Tele-Wide.)

Could you tell me what AF method you use for hipshots or shots with the OVF? Center point, face detection, hyperfocal prefocus? And do you wait for the AF-lock "beep" or do you have audio disabled?

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QuoteOriginally posted by splash_fr Quote
Could you tell me what AF method you use for hipshots or shots with the OVF? Center point, face detection, hyperfocal prefocus? And do you wait for the AF-lock "beep" or do you have audio disabled?

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For street with the AF lenses and the OVF I use center point. The 02 is good because you can get a lot in the picture and crop later. With the 01 composition is more critical but it can be done.
When not centering on the person I will sometimes use focus and recompose or else focus on a spot near the person's position.
With the larger DOF of the Q the result is usually acceptable.

I have sounds turned off, so what I do is get into a rhythm based on practicing how long the AF typically takes to acquire.
Something like: Locate subject, half press, AF ready, now click shutter.

I think face detect takes a little longer but honestly I have not spent much time with it.

I am typically walking when I shoot street so I try to use as high a shutter speed as possible to avoid motion blur.
I think high shutter speed is key. The Hitchcock example used the 02 at 5mm, 1/500, ISO 125, f 3.5.
Even at f 3.5 everything is in focus, but the high shutter prevented motion blur.

I most times will use continuous shutter and let the camera take five shots sequentially to have more options later to choose from.
In the Hitchcock shot the sequence had a few shots but I liked the one where she was making the expression while the birds were in positions in front of her.

Here is an example of a low shutter speed shot. Both the subject and I are in motion, there is little chance of getting a sharp shot.
Since it was getting late and I was losing light I bumped the ISO, but it was not enough since I also had the wrong f stop.


02 lens, 1/50, ISO 250, f5.6, 5mm

The other lens I've used is the 03 and with that one it is easy because you can just prefocus to just below infinity and everything is sharp.
03 lens, 1/350 ISO 125, f5.6, 3.2mm

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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
For street with the AF lenses and the OVF I use center point. The 02 is good because you can get a lot in the picture and crop later. With the 01 composition is more critical but it can be done.
When not centering on the person I will sometimes use focus and recompose or else focus on a spot near the person's position.
With the larger DOF of the Q the result is usually acceptable.

I have sounds turned off, so what I do is get into a rhythm based on practicing how long the AF typically takes to acquire.
Something like: Locate subject, half press, AF ready, now click shutter.

I think face detect takes a little longer but honestly I have not spent much time with it.

I am typically walking when I shoot street so I try to use as high a shutter speed as possible to avoid motion blur.
I think high shutter speed is key. The Hitchcock example used the 02 at 5mm, 1/500, ISO 125, f 3.5.
Even at f 3.5 everything is in focus, but the high shutter prevented motion blur.

I most times will use continuous shutter and let the camera take five shots sequentially to have more options later to choose from.
In the Hitchcock shot the sequence had a few shots but I liked the one where she was making the expression while the birds were in positions in front of her.

Here is an example of a low shutter speed shot. Both the subject and I are in motion, there is little chance of getting a sharp shot.
Since it was getting late and I was losing light I bumped the ISO, but it was not enough since I also had the wrong f stop.


02 lens, 1/50, ISO 250, f5.6, 5mm

The other lens I've used is the 03 and with that one it is easy because you can just prefocus to just below infinity and everything is sharp.
03 lens, 1/350 ISO 125, f5.6, 3.2mm

Thanks for the explanations!
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