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Our Fair City - A few snapshots of Cambridge and Boston, MA

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by labcoatguy, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. labcoatguy

    labcoatguy Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2011
    Cambridge, MA, US
    On Saturday I took my favorite fun shooting setup (E-P2, Pen F 40w VF-2) to a military surplus store to try and find a lighter and less obviously camera bag-y case than my Lowepro. Along the way, I tried my hand at street photography, and tested my ability to focus blind using only the distance meter on the lens. The results were surprisingly good; street photography is quite fun, and I could get used to this. One question I have is regarding lens hoods. Using one takes away quite a bit of the stealthiness of my kit. If I just make sure to stop down a fair amount when I shoot, does that make the hood redundant, or is it still a major boon even when stopped down? I'll try to answer this myself the next time I go out snapping, but any input is welcome.

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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Great shots. Love the oncoming T shot. Green line?
  3. labcoatguy

    labcoatguy Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2011
    Cambridge, MA, US
    Yup, inbound at Hynes.
  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Be careful... street shooting is an addictive hobby...

    Nice for a first time.

    I do use a hood, but it's the very small metal vented hood. It doesn't put up much of a show, and where I almost never use a lens cap, it prevents the nose of the lens from getting beat up..


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