Compact P&S for Street Photography

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Michael Penn, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I currently use a Ricoh GR1s and an Olympus Stylus Epic. What do you use ?
     
  2. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Andy
    For street i would favor my Olympus E-PL2 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 or 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
     
  3. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia
    Film camera
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Mike,
    I was in the m4/3 world for a few years but now I'm really liking the Nex 5. The LX5 is also a great street camera.
    The Nex is working for me and seems to be getting better and better every day.
    shooter

    Film Camera... M4 with a 35 Cron!
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Don, you've been digitally "bouncing around" with all this M43, P&S and now NEX - kidding yourself - last month the LX was the best thing since "sliced bread" now it's this NEX thing - you know what you want and it's got an M in front of it
     
  6. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Maybe If I owned a french villa I could sell it and buy that "M" camera.... until then Im using my lx5 and s90
    cheers,
    'Pete
     
  7. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I really recommend the Ricoh GR1, Gr1s, GR1v cameras. An excellent 28mm f/2.8 lens, Program and Aperture settings from 2.8 to f22, +2/-2 exposure compensation, snap mode, DX to 3200, magnesium body that fits in your pocket.

    Here is mine next to my Leica D Lux 4

    Ricoh GR1s | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
     
  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Mike, I used to have a GRD2 and loved it but it got stolen on the El.
    I was thinking about the GRD3 but just got the Nex 5....soooooo, it'll have to wait.
    Your right tho' the Ricoh interface is the best in the business.... the 28 f1.9 is an amazing lens.
    don
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Bill, your 100% right but until I find a benefactor, it's just a dream....
     
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  10. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Reply from Don:
    I'm with Don, The only 'M' we can afford is pictured below: :biggrin:

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  11. LisaO

    LisaO SC Regular S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Upcoming FujiFilm X100 looks like a great street shooting candidate, in addition to to those mentioned above.