Street photography gear questions ?

Started Jul 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Street photography gear questions ?


i'm primarily a nature photographer but i've always liked B&W street photography but never really tried it myself. So with my newly acquired X-E1 this year i decided that i will be taking it with me as much as possible and just ordered a bigger shoulder bag to take my X-E1 + lens (lenses) and personal items with me all the time.

So my main dilema is which lens ?

I know it's probably been asked many times here .

So i have the XF14mm, XF 27mm, XF 18-55mm, and an Old SMC Takumar 55mm/1.8 (M42).

My feeling is to only carry one lens since changing lenses for street photography might not be productive .... so getting the most of only 1 lens looks more like the way to go (correct me if i'm wrong).

-The 27mm looks like the less intimidating lens, people will think i'm shooting with a P&S camera ???

- The 18-55mm would be more versatile but bigger and have OIS.

Any insight or tip would be appreciated.

BTW i will shoot in RAW and convert most of them in B&W.

Thank you.

 leopold's gear list:leopold's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Fujifilm X-E1 Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R +3 more
Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm XF1
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