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Old 9th of May 2012 (Wed)   #1
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Default Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!

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/photos/jay-raj...am/4612700776/

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

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

He's an idiot. I guess I never shot "street photography" because I usually use my 85 f/1.4
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Default Re: Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!

I'm surprised he didn't tell you that you have to use a Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f/2.0.
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Default Re: Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!

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I'm surprised he didn't tell you that you have to use a Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f/2.0.
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Default Re: Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!

Hmm.. I read the whole Wiki page on street photography and failed to see any mention of focal length.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_photography

I'm sensing that this guys is a wide angle snob. Either that or just a a$$hat.
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Default Re: Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!

I suppose HCB wasn't a street photographer either, given that his most used lens was a 50mm...
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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.
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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.
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Default Re: Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!

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.
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I'm surprised he didn't tell you that you have to use a Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f/2.0.
Or an M6 with pre-asph lux... real photographers shoot film, you know?
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If you took a photo, in a street, yep street photography...
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Default Re: Any lens above 35mm on a aps-c camera is not street photography?!

looks like he uses a nikon j1 or iphone in most of his "streetphotography" shots
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Perfect comment!
AND PERFECT COMBO FOR THE STREET.

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

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.
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