LOG IN    OR   REGISTER TO FORUMS


Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!

FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Urban Life & Travel Talk
Thread started 09 May 2012 (Wednesday) 06:43   
LIST NEARBY THREADS
 
jeyaganesh
Senior Member
jeyaganesh's Avatar
Joined Nov 2008
432 posts
[MORE/SHARE]

I received this comment for one of my pictures on flickr.

"Its great that you are into street photography, but there´s one thing that you have misunderstood. Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography, I reapat NOT street photography."

What do you think about this comment?:)

Link to that picture - http://www.flickr.com ...-rajamanickam/461270077​6/external link

Thanks!

Post #1, May 09, 2012 06:43:20


Jay. Flickrexternal link 500pxexternal link Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon AE-1 Program, EF 135mm f/2.0 L, EF 35mm f/1.4 L, EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L.
external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
Sirrith
Cream of the Crop
Joined Nov 2010
10,448 posts
Hong Kong
[MORE/SHARE]

I think he's being rather silly.
There is no set threshold of focal length that you must or must not use for street photography.

Post #2, May 09, 2012 12:39:00


-Tom
Flickr
F-Stop Guru review | RRS BH-40 review

LOG IN TO REPLY
Gameface
Senior Member
Gameface's Avatar
Joined Mar 2011
672 posts
Boston
[MORE/SHARE]
banned

He's an idiot. I guess I never shot "street photography" because I usually use my 85 f/1.4 :rolleyes:

Post #3, May 09, 2012 12:52:03




LOG IN TO REPLY
Timphoto
Creme de la Curmudgeon
Timphoto's Avatar
Joined Apr 2008
7,217 posts
On a sunny hillside grazing in the grass.
[MORE/SHARE]

I'm surprised he didn't tell you that you have to use a Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f/2.0. ;-)a

Post #4, May 09, 2012 12:55:57



Tim


Flickr external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
HughR
Senior Member
HughR's Avatar
Joined Feb 2011
999 posts
Toronto, Ontario
[MORE/SHARE]

Timphoto wrote in post #14405342external link
I'm surprised he didn't tell you that you have to use a Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f/2.0. ;-)a

Perfect comment! :D

Post #5, May 09, 2012 14:09:08


Hugh
Canon 60D, Original Digital Rebel (2003)
EFS 15-85mm IS USM, EF 70-300mm IS USM, Tokina 11-16mm
Speedlite 430EX, Speedlite 430EX II,
Qbox 16 pro, Lastolite EZbox 24x24, Lumiquest Softbox III

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
gjl711
human (barely) and bribable
gjl711's Avatar
Joined Aug 2006
48,194 posts
Deep in the heart of Texas
[MORE/SHARE]

Hmm.. I read the whole Wiki page on street photography and failed to see any mention of focal length.
http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Street_photogra​phyexternal link

I'm sensing that this guys is a wide angle snob. Either that or just a a$$hat.

Post #6, May 09, 2012 14:14:12


Not sure why, but call me JJ.
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, then it hit me
.
::Flickr::external link
::Gear::

LOG IN TO REPLY
Sirrith
Cream of the Crop
Joined Nov 2010
10,448 posts
Hong Kong
[MORE/SHARE]

I suppose HCB wasn't a street photographer either, given that his most used lens was a 50mm...

Post #7, May 09, 2012 14:34:34


-Tom
Flickr
F-Stop Guru review | RRS BH-40 review

LOG IN TO REPLY
Gameface
Senior Member
Gameface's Avatar
Joined Mar 2011
672 posts
Boston
[MORE/SHARE]
banned

Sirrith wrote in post #14405929external link
I suppose HCB wasn't a street photographer either, given that his most used lens was a 50mm...

He said 35mm on an APS-C which would be the equivalent of 56mm on a full frame. That was the guys point I assume albeit completely asinine. The human eye sees at roughly 50mm and the guy meant (I think) that using a longer lens doesn't recreate the scene naturally. Personally I don't subscribe to this point of view but I understood what he meant.

Post #8, May 09, 2012 14:39:17




LOG IN TO REPLY
Sirrith
Cream of the Crop
Joined Nov 2010
10,448 posts
Hong Kong
[MORE/SHARE]

Gameface wrote in post #14405940external link
He said 35mm on an APS-C which would be the equivalent of 56mm on a full frame. That was the guys point I assume albeit completely asinine. The human eye sees at roughly 50mm and the guy meant (I think) that using a longer lens doesn't recreate the scene naturally. Personally I don't subscribe to this point of view but I understood what he meant.

Yes, I missed the aps-c part, just saw that.

Though if he really does mean that, then most of his shots aren't street photography either since they're shot with something wider.

Post #9, May 09, 2012 14:44:20


-Tom
Flickr
F-Stop Guru review | RRS BH-40 review

LOG IN TO REPLY
Mark1
Cream of the Crop
Mark1's Avatar
Joined Feb 2008
6,725 posts
Maryland
[MORE/SHARE]

Unless we are shooting on wet glass or tin, we are all posers. That is the only true form of any kind of photography.

Kidding.

You find photo snobs in every area of the industry. And usually the more they are a snob, the less they actually seem to know about it.

Post #10, May 09, 2012 15:19:33


I started a new showcase site for photographers and models. E-Mag coming soon! Please considder submitting!www.thelatentpixel.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
AiGTs
Senior Member
Joined Oct 2006
535 posts
[MORE/SHARE]

Timphoto wrote in post #14405342external link
I'm surprised he didn't tell you that you have to use a Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f/2.0. ;-)a

Or an M6 with pre-asph lux... real photographers shoot film, you know? :cool:

Post #11, May 09, 2012 16:17:51


20D 24 2.8 85 1.8
M8 35Lux 50Lux 50Nok

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
gonzogolf
Cream of the Crop
Joined Dec 2006
26,380 posts
[MORE/SHARE]

If you took a photo, in a street, yep street photography...

Post #12, May 09, 2012 16:22:37




LOG IN TO REPLY
DBNissan
Senior Member
DBNissan's Avatar
Joined Mar 2010
777 posts
NorCal's Delta Valley
[MORE/SHARE]

looks like he uses a nikon j1 or iphone in most of his "streetphotography" shots

Post #13, May 09, 2012 16:24:29


~Dan
6D | 50D Gripped | S120 | 24-105 f/4L | 17-55mm f/2.8 | 85mm f/1.8 | 50mm f/1.8 | Tamron 18-270mm VC | Tamron 70-300mm VC | Tamron C-AF BBAR MC7 2xTC | 430EXII | YN-500EX | YN-622C
My Facebook Page

LOG IN TO REPLY
airfrogusmc
I'm a chimper. There I said it...
Joined May 2007
32,481 posts
Oak Park, Illinois
[MORE/SHARE]

HughR wrote in post #14405790external link
Perfect comment! :D

AND PERFECT COMBO FOR THE STREET.

Post #14, May 09, 2012 16:25:39




LOG IN TO REPLY
L.J.G.
"Not brigth enough"
L.J.G.'s Avatar
Joined Jul 2010
10,409 posts
ɹǝpun uʍop
[MORE/SHARE]

Yep, street photography is street photography no matter what lens you use. Geez, I've even gone walking with my 70-200. I think he needs to get his hand off of it.

Post #15, May 09, 2012 16:25:56


Lloyd
Never make the same mistake twice, there are so many new ones, try a different one each day
Gear Flickexternal linkr

LOG IN TO REPLY


LIST NEARBY THREADS
6,695 views & 0 likes for this thread
Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Urban Life & Travel Talk



NOT A MEMBER YET? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO FORUMS

CHANGE BODY TEXT SIZE FOR ALL THREAD PAGES
POWERED BY AMASS 1.0version 1.0
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net


SEND FEEDBACK TO STAFF  |  JUMP TO FORUM...  |  FORUM RULES


Spent 0.00094 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
1058 guests, 840 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 3341, that happened on Dec 11, 2014
Latest registered member is LeonaRae

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: By using this site you agree that some cookies will be stored on your browser. For unlogged users we store one session id cookie. For registered members we store (in addition to login session cookie) only cookies that are essential for required functionality, we do not store any personal tracking data in cookies or other browser's data storage methods.