Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cheap Street Shoot

OK, no...cheap doesn't mean that it is tawdry...cheap as in not expensive gear!  Well, lenses anyway.  The camera body is not inexpensive.  lol

Seriously though, we had a chance to visit Indianapolis and some other towns on the way back.  Light set of gear:

Olympus PEN-F (the not inexpensive part)
Olympus 40-150/4-5.6R lens (purchased used for $100)
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 (purchased used for $139)

What is the point of the post?  To drill home the fact that it is not about having the best gear, the most expensive or newest.  It's about knowing the limitations of the gear and using to to its strengths.

I'm not the kind of person that likes to intentionally make shooting more difficult by using gear that is not optimum for the job at hand.  This just goes to show that street shooting with inexpensive gear is not only a possibility, but can be favorable/preferable.

Why?  Smaller camera, less intimidating to the subjects, less noticeable to the subjects.  Less weight than a pro grade/ f/2.8 lens set.  That kind of thing.  Anyway, here are the results from the weekend, using on the gear you see listed above.


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