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A rather uncomfortable-looking resting place. Smile

Now, I'm in a quandary. I love my 60D and 17-55mm 2.8 lens combo, but blimey it's heavy! And having got used to using the Panasonic G5 with the 14-140mm lens for candid/street work I wonder just how many times the heavier gear will get an outing. I suppose I've spent the money so I'll keep both, but the choices get harder every time I go out. My G11 is sort of relegated to macro shots or pics of the cat as it's very good at those, and the little handbag compact gets used for sundry stuff like record shots and the like. It's just too much but I can't bear to get rid of any of it. But I won't be getting any more gear. Enough's enough.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2014 - 12:26 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Comfort Station
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:10 Apr 2014 - 5:14 PM
Tags:Black & white, Candid, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street
Votes:Voting Disabled

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 5:19 PM


Quote: I won't be getting any more gear. Enough's enough.

That's what I told myself on January 1st. Come to that, I told Moira too.
Since then I have bought a D7100 and an OM-D E-M5 kit . . . .
Regards
Bill

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 5:19 PM

Lovely lady in funny dress.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 5:34 PM

Must be nice to be able to afford more than one camera, Chris WinkSad But I'm very happy with my Panny, and it serves me well. Carol

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 5:38 PM

Good cross lighting just lifting the young lady.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64371 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 5:54 PM


Quote: Must be nice to be able to afford more than one camera, Chris WinkSad But I'm very happy with my Panny, and it serves me well. Carol

collected over many years Carol.
X

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 5:57 PM

Great photography ....yes know the feeling about camera stuff. I have to lug a D5300 and 7 lenses with me on a 6 week holiday in June as not prepared to pack it Into a container and wait for it to arrive in Australia months later...

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 6:18 PM

gosh we are sounding old..
But know where you are at....

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43842 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 6:42 PM


Quote: But I won't be getting any more gear. Enough's enough.

Yeah, as if. I await the upload where you tell us what your latest toy is...Tongue

Malc

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64371 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 6:47 PM

No point getting any more. It won't make me any better a photographer, sadly.
Sad

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 7:01 PM

As an inveterate sitter-down I sympathise here. I'd rather sit on something uncomfortable than stand.
More gear? Bill has filled the box room and is now invading the guest bedroom. We may never have people to stay again at this rate.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 7:13 PM


Quote: Since then I have bought a D7100 and an OM-D E-M5 kit . . .


Quote: Must be nice to be able to afford more than one camera

In case I misrepresent myself as Mr Moneybags - I had the good fortune to sell a couple of musical instruments first, plus I managed to trade in my Panasonic G2 and a Nikon battery grip, while Moira got my D7000 from the bargain Blush
B

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 7:21 PM

Enough indeed I had to sell my 500d before Clare bought me my 70D! So that's it for me plus my iphone, I can understand your comments!

Another fab street shot Chris, I really like the shadow of the bike. Good stuff as usual

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64371 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 7:26 PM


Quote: Since then I have bought a D7100 and an OM-D E-M5 kit . . .
Must be nice to be able to afford more than one camera
In case I misrepresent myself as Mr Moneybags - I had the good fortune to sell a couple of musical instruments first, plus I managed to trade in my Panasonic G2 and a Nikon battery grip, while Moira got my D7000 from the bargain Blush
B

I never meant you Bill. It was Carol who made that comment and I replied to her.
Wish I'd never mentioned the gear now as nearly everyone's commenting on that and not the image. I was just comparing the lightness of the Panny to the quality but heaviness of the Canon. But hey ho, Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64371 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 7:27 PM


Quote: Enough indeed I had to sell my 500d before Clare bought me my 70D! So that's it for me plus my iphone, I can understand your comments!

Another fab street shot Chris, I really like the shadow of the bike. Good stuff as usual

Thank you Mark. Smile

franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 7:27 PM

I'd, not want to spend long sitting there!

Since I've owned my G5 it gets used most of the time. My DSLR has only been used once since December and that was to use the long zoom for wildlife.

The Olympus E-PL3 is mostly used for non photo trips and just in case I see something worthy of recording.

I've been toying with the idea of selling the DSLR and various lenses and using some of the money to buy a long zoom for the G5 although I keep coming up with excuses not to.

I've a couple of fairly good compact cameras that I've not used for about seven months!

Ken

JawDborn
JawDborn e2 Member 2728 forum postsJawDborn vcard England
10 Apr 2014 - 7:34 PM

I know just how you feel Chris. I've been lugging around my 50d and lenses,, and the next day have been absolutely knackered. I followed Woolybills example, and bought a Oly EM5.Like you I have a few Canon Lenses, and will use the Canon when i'm not walking far.
We went to Seahouses with Bill and Moira's photo group. I took the Oly. Magic! No aches and pains at all despite walking around for about 3 hours.
I keep my G9 inthe car, to use 'just in case.'

Regards,

Jack

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 8:06 PM

She would probably feel better if she wore better shoes!

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64371 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 8:08 PM


Quote: She would probably feel better if she wore better shoes!

Flatties! The devil's spawn. Grin

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 8:38 PM

I know the reference was not yours, Chris. Merely trying to cover all bases!

M4/3 has really been a revelation: I have only used the D7100 once so far, it's being reserved for the Community 'work' or just possibly saved for the time I can afford to employ a porter.

On the image front: looks as if you had some wonderful light earlier today. I can't help noticing the shadow of the bicycle, seemingly bent at a right angle amidships with the handlebars folded up along the side of the block while the wheels lie flat on the pavement. The street furniture supplies an excellent visual frame for the lady as well as a backrest. I just hope that isn't her discarded paper bag! Oh, and your b&w conversion is enviable.

What with her i-phone to distract her and the discreet nature of the G5 I doubt if the lass even noticed you were there let alone photographing her.
Regards
Bill

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 8:39 PM

Well, I for one would love a new camera. But.....I don't think so. I like your shot here, good mono tones.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 8:48 PM

Lovely clarity, Chris. A social statement indeed, and the elements inside the image follow the square format so well.

Dave

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 10:06 PM

You've opened a can of worms Chris. Me, I like your pic.
Peter.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64371 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 10:20 PM

Tell me about it! Grin

Source
Source e2 Member 4Source vcard
10 Apr 2014 - 10:34 PM

Great pic and title
- source

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 10:35 PM

Great capture of this lady unaware. Me waiting for a replacement to Canon 7d MKII..

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 10:57 PM

Yes Chris,I only use my G11 for close ups of my rust and I think it is not too good for more ''distant'' shots.
I have an Olympus Pen and that does a far better job for that !!
Mick.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 11:41 PM

Appropriate lines Chris.
Ron

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104015 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 6:46 AM

Fine observation.

Would love to get an EM5 but no ready cash and trade in values are hardly worth the effort...perhaps Santa will be generous this year? SmileSmile

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 9:05 AM

I use my heavier Pentax when I need something specific, but I have a tiny Pentax limited edition macro lens which saves on weight; my shoulders, elbows and hands just scream if I carry too heavy, too long and too far. For going out and about I have a little Olympus Pen with a lovely range of lightweight lenses to give me the best of both worlds.
Your image has a lovely quality, the subject is one of those ladies who poses, aware of her herself and her surroundingsGrin
Great shot!
Carole

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 4:49 PM

Great framing and shot. Her pants look they are comfy too.

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 5:59 PM

another super candid

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