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Paul Racko

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Panasonic just announced the LX100. A follow-up to the LX7... or is an LX8 on the way? Seems like a pretty sweet rig for street photography. Any thoughts?

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100
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Currently using a Note 2 as a DD for Street Photography, and will be purchasing an iPhone 5s in the coming months. They're great cameras for an Instagram profile, but I want to get more serious about this. I don't feel comfortable snapping people with my Canon T1i (will be picking up the 5D Mark III as well). Because I want to get serious and hate being in people's faces with a big DSLR, I'm looking for mirrorless cameras. Two choices are the Olympus Pen and a Fuji X. I really don't want to spend over a grand as I have other expenses/purchases. Advice? Which one do you use or prefer? 
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As Chase Jarvis quoted "The Best Camera Is The One That's With You". Buying a camera is one thing and carrying along everywhere is another. Many a times people buy new camera whether that be a dlsr, mirrorless or even MFC like Rollies but then they just lie around and never used. While people using iphone or any other smart phone are taking amazing pictures. EASY TO USE, EASY TO CARRY. YOU KNOW YOUR PHONE BETTER THAN YOUR CAMERA. I have known many photographers especially who like to shoot street photography have now turned to phone cameras. you may want look at the works of  http://instagram.com/amadiallo (Photographer and Tech Journalist) also Ruddy Roye http://instagram.com/ruddyroye (known as Instagram Activist). 
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woodland tomb

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HELP !!! I recently bought a nikon d7000 but I'm very un happy with its performance in low light conditions, so I sold it yesterday, but now I need another camera can anyone recommend a great all around camera please :)
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+woodland tomb My all around cam is a D3100 with an AF-S 18 -105... I find 18 -105 very adequate and capable lens for D3100 in Street Photography but more often, I have my SNEX -F3 w SEL18210. 
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What do you say about using it to get some amazing Street pix? Looking on Kickstarter I have found something many photographers would love to get (I do!) it's called Michron, Timelapse for everyone the easy way. Love it!

See its review here!
http://www.stcarbe.com/2013/12/kickstarter-crowdfunding-project-review.html
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Almost all DSLR come with a Infrared Sensor, If you own a Samsung GalaxyS4/Note 3, HTC One that have a IR Blaster you can wirelessly trigger the camera or set up a timelapse  with a free app, pretty handy no need for wire

Use this APP If your phone have a IR Baster
 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.dslrremote&hl=en
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Thorsten Overgaard

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A new page in the Worlds (Possibly) Longest Camera Review - The Leica M by Thorsten Overgaard. Enjoy!

"Strong tradition meets new technology. What we had become accustomed to call the "Leica M9 look" with the same regard as if it was Simon and Garfunkel singing their praise to Kodachrome ... it is all gone. Or is it?"
Thorsten Overgaard official homepage since 1996 - Thorsten Overgaard is a Danish feature writer and photographer who contributes stories and unique branding to magazines, newspapers and companies through exclusive and positive articles and photos. His work is being printed in Danish and international magazines, some of which are available via WireImage, Getty Images, Redferns and Associated Press. Some photos are available as limited signed editi...
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Armand Salmon
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Has anyone had experience with SquareTrade Warranty service?
I am looking to order an x100s from Crutchfield and see that they offer the 3-year warranty and also the accidental drops and spills totaling an additional $249.

In contrast, has anyone had to send in an X-series to Fuji for service, if so, how was the service (cost/time) ?

Any thoughts?
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that is good info, thanks +Brian Bach Sørensen . I am now looking over at Samy's and they offer a 3 & 5 year accidental damage warranty for $129 & $199 respectively. Much less than Crutchfield, Adorama & B&H. I spoke with their CS, and they explained that if the item cannot be repaired, they send you a credit card for the original purchase price.
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John Frenzel

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Big News in a small camera - Ricoh's new model with APS CMOS sensor. This camera already has a reputation as an excellent street camera, this should be quite a piece of gear.
BE YOUR EYES. Because the GR will be your new eyes. A new history of evolution begins here.
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+Darren Rye They're brighter and bigger than your average SLR, and I actually enjoy using them more than rangefinders like the X10 and X100... I especially like the one from Holga. Its like a waist-level viewfinder, but wouldn't work well for the GR.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/762053-REG/Holga_218135_Verticle_Viewer_Attachement_VV_SH.html
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Armand Salmon
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Just for fun.

Current Camera Setup: Panasonic Lumix GX1 | 20mm f/1.7
Next Ideal Camera: Leica M9
Next Realistic Camera: FujiFilm X100s


What about you?
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I have a 5D Mk III and many alternative (mostly manual focus) lenses.
I also have a Sony Nex5N that is highly useful with the same lenses, but my favourite camera to shoot with is the Leica M8 (10.0 mp, 1.3x CCD sensor).
In other respects the M9 is like the M8, only with a full-frame CCD sensor of 18mp and much better high ISO performance. 
The M8 gives me a lot of camera and with no AA filter and good lenses (they don't have to be Leica), I get results I love.
Shooting with a fully manual rangefinder camera gives you time to think about the shot and it's a small stealthy camera.
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Jamie Furlong

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Using an OM-D, wide-angle lens, wireless remote and Off-camera Flash For Aggressive Off-camera Stroboscopic Street Photography!

Hoping I've posted this link in the correct category...

I've just written an essay on experimenting with stroboscopic flash street photography, which profiles 14 of my images and an introduction to this technique. I hope you find it useful, and if any of you have experience with this style, please do leave a comment. Cheers.
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Oh good, I'm glad I've hit the right place. Just wanna share the info (and the pics of course). Hope you find it useful/informative and/or entertaining at the very least, +Garth McKay 

Tuan Nguyen

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Now and again I like to challenge myself, and choose just one lens to go out shooting with. This can be quite liberating, as it lets you focus on capturing events and not having to decide which lens to use.

The most interesting experience has been with a Nikkor 105mm f2.8, as I wanted more portrait type photos rather than scenic contextual photos. It went surprisingly well, and I managed to grab a few good street portraits.

What's the most interesting non-traditional lens have you used and how was it?
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Cool
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Byron Bignell

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Recently I started to pack my apartment and dispose of furniture and other material possessions. As I've been going through everything I uncovered my bag of older Nikon gear. 

Two bodies, that I bought in 1985 after my gear bag was stolen from the back of a truck; a 24, 28, 35, 50, 85 and 200mm lenses - all replacements for the stolen gear. 

I used this equipment every day for years. I worked assignments for magazines and clients. I photographed receptions and conferences, meetings and speeches. 

The gear isn't 'pro', it's an old Nikon FE2 and a Nikkormat EL. The glass is all primes lenses. I shot nothing but hand rolled tri-x pushed to 800ASA and seldom - if ever used a flash on location, and somehow my images ended up in magazines, books and being used by clients.

Tools. It comes down to tools and then the attentiveness and application of soft skills - skills involving seeing, perception, timing, composition, exposure and processing. Important images are made by people - not equipment and given any gear you have at hand you, as a photographer can make the image.

I'm going to keep the old gear. No idea if it'll ever get used again. We'll see - won't we?
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My brother has a soft spot for his FE2, I'm partial to the mechanical FM and FM2. Hold onto your gear. You can get the FE2 re-sealed and continue to shoot Tri-X at 800 ISO. 
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marit runyon

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Why use the old cameras when the new digital cameras have fancy settings which produce the same cool effects? Check out the 36 images and this article..
 
36 photos with an old Leica camera..
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Han hadde bare én sjanse. Slik gikk det da Aftenpostens fotograf Paal Audestad ble gjenforent med det gamle Leica-kameraet sitt.
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Great point Jurgen.
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Bob Garlick

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Has anybody heard about any new fast lenses for the 4/3rd M mount (OMD E5)? I really need a fast 35mm equivalent lens because I just can't get my eye to work with the 50's overall feel. I have a 28 2.5 but it's just too wide for street shots.
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I'm also using the Zuiko 17mm 1.8 since a few months. So far I'm pretty happy with it and use the snapfocus more often than I thought I would.
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Federico Montemurro

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Are you shooting with this glass?
I just added it to my kit and I'd love to hear your experience.
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That is a beauty..
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John Frenzel

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For all you Fuji fans out there
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Federico Montemurro

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P67ii joins the Olympus OM-1n, Rolleicord Vb and Yashica 14E.
Any recommendation on using this beauty?
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That is a deadly combination... Just master the settings you 'll be ok.

My setting on street is: f/3. 5 -5. 6, e: 800 -2000, iso: 400 -1600
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Dyonis Rakhl

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I have recently started moderating one of the largest #streetphotography  groups on Flickr (namely, http://www.flickr.com/groups/streetphotography-uk/ - don't look and the link name, though, it is 100% international), and have an interesting observation. It is a pre-moderated group, meaning that before becoming public, a picture needs to be approved by one of the moderators. Meaning, in turn, that I end up browsing though about 200-500 submissions a day. I am a harsh moderator, and usually only about 10-15% of images are allowed into the group pool. Now the scariest part of it - being harsh and demading as I am, I find myself letting into the pool at least one mobile (iPhone or Android) photo every second day! Just think about it - I have to turn down all that Leica M9 stuff, but allow a Droid-made picture! Moreover, when I often can't resist but also add such a mobile street shot into my personal favoities.

Talk about street photography gear now... 
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The flickr street photography goup that I administer has over 50,000 members, and hundreds of submissions pouring in every day. What camera was used is so far down the list of what I consider that it is immaterial.
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Marcel Mason

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Cold weather shooting

I'm off to shoot "the market" (The Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) with a few other local photographers this afternoon. They're shooting street, I'm shooting street plus colour urban Christmas scenes for next years xmas card run. It's only -7°C (about 14°F for my American friends) here today so condensation on gear can be a problem when going inside.

- a problem those of us in colder climates face every year.

The trick, as told to me by one of my instructors, is to carry a plastic bag (an empty bread bag will work), and before going inside put the camera into it, suck out as much air as possible, twist the end, and let the camera warm up in the plastic bag. Getting the air out in this manner also pulls moisture out and there is less chance of condensation, or at least significant condensation, build up on your gear.
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I keep a uv filter in my inside coat pocket and before I go in I screw it on and walk in so I don't get condensation 
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Garth McKay

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So Armand, what's in the ol' Camera Bag! (+Armand Salmon) What's your favorites at the moment?
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+Alex Messina ~ you're not alone! That camera is breaking hearts all over the streets! That's one sweet camera. Enjoy!
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