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Featured: "Rome - Candid Street Shots" by Petach

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Petach, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Currently in Rome for a week with Mrs Petach and some friends. We have a lovely apartment, close to shops and bars/restaurants about 1k from the Cathedral of Rome (St John/StGiovanni)

    Couldn’t decide which camera to take….but BA’s generous 21 kilo hand baggage allowance decided for me. They all came!

    The 6d with 85mm L f/1.2 & 70-300L, The GXR with 21mm Zeiss and a Panny FZ200 Bridge.

    The Panny has done really well, especially for street work and scenics. I am pleased with it and it is very versatile at 600mm equivalent zoom AND f/2.8 all the way through. In fact, I have enough confidence in it to make it the only one to take if room is tight.

    Some Rome street candids (FZ200):

    The guy in the cafe

    15446769637_ece53b34f5_c.jpgRome - The Guy in the Cafe by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15653761162_299ea404c7_c.jpgRome - Candid (ZZ Top?) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15635110081_bb970e62cb_c.jpgCandid Rome October to November 2014-13.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15017625563_de70a8e780_c.jpgCandid Rome October to November 2014-1.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15460381670_91a876974f_c.jpgCandid - Rome by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    GXR +21mm Zeiss

    15467430720_04b0d6188a_c.jpgCandid - Rome-12.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15467043827_5fd28bd875_c.jpgCandid - Rome-13.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15467421840_41a25dfae7_c.jpgCandid - Rome-11.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15467404210_270db10cf3_c.jpgCandid - Rome-9.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15456729880_3b9b4f700b_c.jpgRome - Candid by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15650298831_85495ac18e_c.jpgCandid - Rome-10.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15456334697_9a7d41954d_c.jpgRome - Candid by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15459039627_a715502331_c.jpgRoman Mullet..Classy!!!! by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    6d 70/300L

    15025815093_031218fd2a_c.jpgCandid Rome by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15025232814_b508006e58_c.jpgCandid Rome by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr
     
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  2. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Fabulous series!
    Who said that italians are always perfectly dressed? ;-)
     
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  3. So much to see in the city.
     
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  4. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

    354
    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Paul
    Haha indeed, in Rome, not necessarily.
    I experienced Rome as pretty grim. Milan however.. different story.
     
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  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Some lovely candids there, you're a braver man than me!
     
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  6. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    The 2014-13 image with the young man and woman is an amazingly good portrait.
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Pete,

    I'm not surprised at the high quality of the shooting - I'd be surprised at anything less when you hit the streets. But I'm a bit surprised at how well such a small sensor super zoom does for this type of shooting. But if anyone can pull it off. Does that camera shoot raw or are you just processing OOC jpegs?

    -Ray
     
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  8. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Thanks Ray. Yep....shoots RAW too! I enjoyed using it so much that the Ricoh/Zeiss combo has been given a breather for a few days. Unthinkable.........! Like most of the Bridge breed (I think) anything above 800ISO looks horrible.......so that f/2.8 constant is really a great addition. The lens is marked as "Leica Elmarit" if that counts for anything.

    I used it also for a lot of my other Rome shots at the Colosseum etc. Performed well during the day.......not so keen on the night lights work. Much preferred the quality of the 6d.

    Cheers

    Pete
     
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