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Old 04-18-2006, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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as most of you know, i'm predominantly a glamour and/or T&A shooter. i'm right at home, in my studio, with gorgeous clad, semi-clad, or un-clad models strutting their stuff in front of me. but i admit i'm often intrigued by street photography and other, more candid, spontaneous kind of stuff.

since purchasing my canon 5d, i've relegated my 20D to a back-up camera. but i'm thinking i'll toss the 20D in the trunk of my car (and pretty much keep it there) so it's ready for those times i encounter opportunities to capture interesting images which will, for the most part, probably have people as their central focus. altho i still have concerns about my camera getting stolen or having a greater chance of being damaged, i'm going to try and put those fears aside.

my question is this (and it has to do with my paranoia of theft and damage): since i also don't want to risk some higher-priced piece of glass, do you guys think simply mounting my cheap-oh canon 50mm 1.8 lens (which, actually, ain't a bad piece of glass, especially considering how totally inexpensive it was) be okay and will it suffice for the majority of photo opportunities i might enounter while out and about? (think "street photography") or should i be looking at purchasing something wide-angle? (which i don't now own since i rarely have a need for it.)
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Re: Question about street photography
Old 04-18-2006, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Sigma 50mm macro, It usually is on my camera when im out and about, I only change if there is something specific I need another lens for. So in that case id say yes
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Re: Question about street photography
Old 04-18-2006, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would have to say that I would go with the 50 and call it good for now. You can never have enough glass, but alot of "street" would probably be covered just fine with the prime. If you start running into alot of situations where you wish you had wide angle, then I would reconsider. Jmho. Otherwise, you end up carting around a larger bag, which, becomes more hassle, less convenient, and will cause you to think longer about pulling it out. Keep it light and simple and work around the limitations.
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Re: Question about street photography
Old 04-18-2006, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You might want to look into a used 28mm lens. Most street photography needs a little wider angle, you should be able to get one cheap.

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Re: Question about street photography
Old 04-18-2006, 07:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I prefer wide angle. I use a Tamron 17-35 3.5-4.5. Below is a HDR image shot with it.

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Re: Question about street photography
Old 04-18-2006, 07:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Jimmy, I did the same with my D100 when I got the D2x. I found that the best all-around deal was the Sigma 28-300 mm. It is fairly inexpensive, very compact, good stats all around, light weight, and very clean. It offers such a wide variety to shoot with. I don't use it in studio, or on specific locations, but damn, it is a handy little thing. Just my humble opinion. Tom
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I do street photography with my yellow Hasselblad 503CW and Zeiss glass or with my plastic Holga in NYC, sometimes even at night. I wouldn't worry about theft or damage on the street.

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Re: Question about street photography
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I can't imagine that leaving your camera in the trunk of your car all the time is going to be good for it. In the hot afternoon sun, the trunk of your car is going to get VERY hot. Is that not a concern?
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Re: Question about street photography
Old 04-18-2006, 10:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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-snip- do you guys think simply mounting my cheap-oh canon 50mm 1.8 lens (which, actually, ain't a bad piece of glass, especially considering how totally inexpensive it was) will be okay and will it suffice for the majority of photo opportunities i might enounter while out and about? (think "street photography") or should i be looking at purchasing something wide-angle? (which i don't now own since i rarely have a need for it.)
The 50mm worked pretty well for Henri Cartier-Bresson, so I'd say yes.

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Re: Question about street photography
Old 04-18-2006, 10:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Lots of major shooters in the past shot only, or at least primarily, with a "normal' lens. Go for it, it can't hurt! But one tip, if it's going to live in your car trunk, pick up a foam cooler for it to live in. That will seriously help with heat problems and they are dirt cheap/.
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