I’m seriously considering moving away from DSLR’s for street photography.
My Canon 5d3 is WAY too big, especially with a 50mm 1.2 lens hooked on the front of it.
I only have one body now, the Canon, which I use for sports. It feels doubly risky to take my money making body out for street shooting.
I can’t reliably one-hand-shoot the Canon when I’m driving. That’s some sneaky shit I love doing, drive by shooting.
I have GAS…. fuck my life.
I am looking for any excuse to go mirrorless because I can sense in my core that DSLR’s are the past and mirrorless is the future.
DSLR’s scare the fuck out of people. A rangefinder-style mirrorless would make me look like a retro film student. Well, a 40+ year old retro film student. I still look young though. Black don’t crack.
I am starting to hate optical low pass filters. I am a sharpness snob, even though street photography isn’t all about sharpness. My 5d3 has a low pass filter and the underlying smudge frustrates me while viewing photos on my 27 inch 5k MAC screen…..
That’s it. Stay low and keep shooting, as I will do once I figure out which camera I want.
Street photography camera candidates currently are:
Fuji X100F, which comes out next year. The currently discontinued X100T just doesn’t have a good enough focus system for my needs.
Fuji X-Pro2 + 35mm F2 lens (53mm full frame equivalent). Very intriguing.
Leica Q. Perfect street camera but way too fucking expensive.
I hate Sony so the RX1R II will not be considered.