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03-17-2014, 04:46 AM   #1
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Traditional Street Shooting Setup?

Hey Guys,
I just ordered an old Yashica OVF (similar to the one in this bundle) and it got me wondering what a good setup for traditional rangefinder-style shooting would be with the Q.

I already know you can turn off the LCD by double-pressing the info button and I'd like to do that along with using the OVF. From there I'm left wondering what lens I should be using in order to manually zone-focus in the traditional rangefinder style. I looked around on Ebay and found an old Pentax 28mm 2.8 wide angle m42 lens that might be good but with the Q's crop factor it wouldn't be so wide-angle anymore...

Just was wondering if you guys had any suggestions of a lens that I could use to experiment with this rangefinder style of shooting. I'd also love to hear what you guys' street setups look like.

Thanks guys

03-17-2014, 06:36 AM   #2

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For me, the 01 prime is the best street lens for the Q/Q7.

Fast 1.9, fast AF, good FL, good sharpness

Incidentally, someone on my local forum said he went to this same place with a whiz bang Sony A7 with f1.2 lens and complained about not being able to stop motion or focus.
I had to chuckle.

03-17-2014, 07:06 AM   #3
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That viewfinder matches well to the 01 prime and the 02 zoomed in.
My favorite lens for street with the Q is the 02 zoomed out.
Haven't taken the Q7 out for street work yet but I figure I will try the 01 since it will be a bit wider.
I prefer wide angles for street to get the surroundings.

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