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View Poll Results: Which kind of camera you use for street photography?
SLR 63 15.59%
Digital SLR 36 8.91%
RF 230 56.93%
Digital RF 82 20.30%
Compact 53 13.12%
Digital Compact 83 20.54%
MF SLR 27 6.68%
MF RF 60 14.85%
TLR 48 11.88%
LF 9 2.23%
Other 39 9.65%
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Old 01-11-2018   #121
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Old 01-11-2018   #122
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My all time favorite has to be the Hexar AF, when it's working. Sadly, mine needs to be serviced :[

Second would be a tie between Bessa-R w/ 25mm lens or Contax G2 w/ 28mm, 35mm, & 45mm lenses.
The G2 lenses smoke the Bessa in terms of sharpness and image quality, but scale focusing on the Bessa is much quicker.
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Old 01-11-2018   #123
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Whatever of my cameras happen to be at hand when I want to do street photography. Of course, nowadays, this is mostly likely to be the Leica M-D with either the 50 or 35 mm lens on it.

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Old 03-08-2018   #124
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Old 03-08-2018   #125
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Old 03-09-2018   #126
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Not sure what constitutes "street photography" these days. But no matter--I use mirrorless cameras for everything now. Various Fuji models...Ricoh GR...Panasonic LX5.
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Old 03-09-2018   #127
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I've used a Mamiya 6 and now a Rolleiflex T, Leica Ms....lately the iiiD with a wide angle & accessory finder...it makes the M seem pretty big by comparison
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Old 04-13-2018   #128
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My husband did a little extra work and told me I was a bad girl and shall to be punished! Well. We are both "of certain age" I think you say. This morning I lug my suitcase and camera bag to the door and he is giggling. "Enjoy your punishments," he said.
I am at working and open the bag and he has stolen my X100 and there is new X100F model.
"Just you wait till mama gets home," I say to him!

He is most darling.
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Old 04-14-2018   #129
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Today's flavors are a Yashica Electro35 GS for film and Fuji X100s (with both TCL & WCL) for digital. Back as a working newspaper guy, I mainly used one of my D2H bodies with either a 10-24mm or 18-200mm. Today I am mainly trying to follow the footsteps of HCB using the Yashica (45mm) and the X100S w/TCL (50mm).
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Old 04-14-2018   #130
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I've used a Mamiya 6 and now a Rolleiflex T, Leica Ms....lately the iiiD with a wide angle & accessory finder...it makes the M seem pretty big by comparison
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Which kind of camera you use for street photography?
Old 05-22-2018   #131
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Which kind of camera you use for street photography?

Flavor of the week: Nikon SP with 2.8cm W-Nikkor

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Old 05-25-2018   #132
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A GAF L-ES with a 35mm SMC f3.5 Takumar. It's an odd combo, but the L-ES gives me auto exposure with any single pin M42 lens. Also quieter than I would have thought.

Next week ? Who knows?
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Old 05-25-2018   #133
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The last two years: fuji x-100t; fuji x-t1; leica M-E; Leica M6; Epson R-d1x. With a variety of lenses ranging from the CV 4.5/15 to the Fuji 1.2/56. My favorite lens is the Zeiss 2.8/28 but sadly enough, it has, again developed the dreaded 'wobble' and I'll try to get it fixed in Saigon one of these days.
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Old 05-25-2018   #134
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Sony A6300 and ZM 50 Sonnar; ZI with 35mm f2 Biogon; Rollei 35SE 40mm Sonnar. This is after many years of carrying a H'blad 500C and 100mm Planar both here in Australia and internationally. I like Zeiss lenses .

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Old 07-21-2018   #135
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I tend to use small format cameras for street. My personal preference is a quiet, digital compact with an articulating LCD. Occasionally, I have used a medium format TLR.


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The Fuji X-Pro2 mirrorless in the totally silent electronic shutter mode and mounted with a 23mm f/2 lens is now my personal favorite street photography camera.
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Old 09-04-2018   #136
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The most important need is a very responsive camera.
My old Nikon-F's are very quick.
At moment using a 1965 model with 50mm f2 Nikkor, same age.
M3 is my favorite film camera, usually used for EVERYTHING.
Camera used almost everyday, street,portraits, family and friend gatherings, a toy camera! Small digital..
There is no difference in using SLR or RF.
Rollei and all twin lens useless.
Too many conversations..
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Old 10-18-2018   #137
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It has always been my dream, which I'm now living, to own a Leica, but to me the Ricoh GR will always be king when it comes to Street Photography. Plus the Olympus 75mm and any m43 camera if I wanted to go telephoto. The GR's so small that I could easily have both on me.
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Old 10-18-2018   #138
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Leica M (digital/analog) and Ricoh GRII

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Old 10-18-2018   #139
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Old 10-18-2018   #140
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I don't do a lot of street photography anymore, but when I do, it is either with a Leica M, or Leica IIIc, or a small digital. I've used the Fuji X10 and the little Leica/panasonic models like the D-Lux 3. I rather like the small digital point and shoots for the purpose.
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Old 12-13-2018   #141
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Old 02-13-2019   #142
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I mostly use a Leica M3 with goggled Summaron 35mm f2.8 or a Nikon FM2 with 35mm f2.
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Old 02-13-2019   #143
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Street photography is really the only kind of photography I do. I am in New York and Philadelphia each once a week just to do street photography.

I have used just about every type of camera listed for street photography, from Sony autofocus mirrorless to film Hassys to SLRs, and I have very strong opinions about what makes good street photography, which I will reserve at this point. Let me just say that most of what is posted on Flickr and on forums is not good street photography. It is just people either: 1. walking, or 2. doing something ironical (which some interpret as a "decisive moment" but it's not). OK, I'll stop for now.

What I will say is that the camera you choose for shooting street must be a kind of extension of your mind. It must be the camera that is least in the way of the vision which you see unfolding and the capturing of that vision.

For me, I want a simple and reliable camera. No alarms and no surprises, as the poet says. And it must have the highest level optics. And so, I shoot Leica rangefinders. I guess they have a cache associated with them, and I guess they're "collectable" but none of that matters to me. They are simple, reliable cameras with pristine optics. Nothing automatic gets in the way of what I am trying to do.

All film, of course. So I find myself using a IIIF with collapsible summicron these days. I also like using an M with the rigid Summicron. Simple, reliable, sharp.
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Old 02-14-2019   #146
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At the moment I use a digital compact (Ricoh GR II).
People seems to not worry abour a camera that look slightly bigger the a smartphone


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Old 02-14-2019   #147
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Sigma DPM2, Leica X1, X2, Leica M6, and a new to me TLR 1059s Rolleiflex that I look forward to using ion the street (haven't much yet). Also very recently acquired a IIIf with Summaron - needs CLA first though.
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Old 02-20-2019   #148
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Unfortunately, practically any camera other than the iPhone is noticed. The iPhone is the ultimate street camera; though I prefer the quality of other cameras, so generally do not use it for that purpose (most of my street shots are on the Fujifilm XT-2).

The poll did not have digital mirrorless, and the XT-2 is not compact, so I chose "other".


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i use 2 fuji xe3 bodies and a bag full of fujicrons.''soon to add the 16/2.8 and will likely have the 16 on one body and the 35 on the other.
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Old 03-24-2019   #152
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The smaller, the quieter, the better. I love my Minox 35 for street photography because it is completely noiseless and so small that nobody will turn their heads. The 35mm lens is outstanding as well. Fits into a shirt pocket and you have no excuse to not have a camera with you at all times. To me, this is the perfect street photography cameras.

I like them so much that I have four of them

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Old 03-25-2019   #153
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I've been using m4/3 cameras since they first appeared. From my first Lumix GF-1 right up to my Lumix GX-7, and a few Olympus bodies here and there. I have superb lenses for the cameras and in my mind, this mirrorless system is ideal for street shooting. I would not change a thing.
I wrote that back in 2016 when I replied to this thread. I just now had a good laugh at myself, especially at the last line. Last year I sold off all my m4/3 gear and went back to Nikon. For my street stuff I currently use a Nikon Coolpix A and every now and then, a Nikon Df with various lenses.

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Rollei 35 hands down. Itís small, quiet, unubtrusive, and scale focused. Pre-select a setting that works with f8 then just point and shoot.


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