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

 
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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

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May 09, 2012 06:43

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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.

May 09, 2012 12:39

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

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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. ;-)a

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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

May 09, 2012 14:09

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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.

May 09, 2012 14:14

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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:

May 09, 2012 16:17

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

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

May 09, 2012 16:24

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

AND PERFECT COMBO FOR THE STREET.

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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.

May 09, 2012 16:25

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