Question for "street shooters"

Started Sep 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Question for "street shooters"

I have been "changing" my shooting style, and trying to do some street shooting, now I'm not a "in your face" and blast away, but events and festivals, is more my style.

Just recently I changed my "kit" for my D700, by going to primes and sold my zooms.

I have 3 new Nikon G lenses the 28, 50 1.4 and the 85, so far I have been trying to use the 85, most and now the 50, in your opinions [plural] which do you find time after time works the best for you?

The 85 is downright awesome, but it becomes a bit to long and I can't back off to get "my framing" and the 50 seems to work very well, but thats why I thought I'd pick the brains of the pros?

So far I'm comfortable just using one lens, but in the multitude of street scenes, with people moving around I don't want to be changing lenses, my thoughts are running to the 50, as my best choice but I have very little experience in street work, its fun and rewarding.
Share you thoughts if you wish, or your criticisms, I have thick skin.

Several years ago a friend of mine[ now deceased ] used a Leica M6, with a 50, and velvia 50, and those photos run through his Leica projecter on a 6foot by 6 foot screen were downright awesome, and the combo of a FX body and a 50 I feel will work great.
We used to shoot barns and "stuff" but he liked street scenes also.

So I guess I'm asking in the long run, would you think my D700 and 50 1.4G lens be a very effective combo? it light and I have no plans for a upgrade.
I thank you for your input.


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