manhattan people...35 1.4

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by mood, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    struggling once again with MF and my old eyes
    some people around the city

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    p545592358-4.png
     
  2. kbhdiaz888

    kbhdiaz888 Guest

    nice pics! awesome shots!
     
  3. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Not bad for old eyes!

    (Just kidding, these are very nice shots, as usual :)).
     
  4. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    thanks Klaus

    problem is, many more ones deleted than kept

    I usually shoot from the hip, quick and dirty candids
    with MF, I have to stop and focus and maybe miss the shot, or its not "candid" anymore..
     
  5. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    I hear you, Frank - I have to toss a lot of my candid hip shots even with AF...

    There was this guy years ago doing candids in the NY subway using a fake lens to distract the people he shot, maybe we should try this... LOL
     
  6. great shots Frank, there are certainly less keepers when shooting manual as i have also found and shooting from the hip can be hit and miss. but the results for when you get it right are great.
    great lens as well. back in london, missing the New York streets big time.
     
  7. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    thanks Shing

    undecided if I will keep this lens, or go for the new Nikon 50 1.4, as I already have the 35/2, which itsn't going anywhere
    that is my favorite street lens
     
  8. yeah, i am waiting for the new 50mm to come out as well, but will be keeping the 35 f1.4. i forgot to ask you what camera are you using? my eyes tell me you are using a camera with a 1.5x crop factor but i could be wrong?
     
  9. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    yes Shing
    D300

    Jan I aim to go FX with a D700
     
  10. Frank are you using a split screen?
    The rate of keepers jumped a lo once I installed one in my D300.
    Nice shots!
     
  11. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    no Byron, although I have often thought of doing that
    as stated above I plan to go D700 in a few months, so I won't spend the money for that now..I'll just keep practicing and see how it goes until then...

    if I can't do it, the new Nikon 50 1.4 will be out by then

    more importantly, I shoot quick, and alot of time without looking, I need AF for that
     
  12. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Nice images mood. I recognize the some of the people in the first three photographs. In many ways I guess they are more famous than you and I :)
     
  13. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    thanks Robert

    I'm sure they are....