Comfort Station

By SlowSong
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Street General Candid Black and white Portraits and people


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Comments


woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2014 5:19PM

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

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10 Apr 2014 5:19PM
Lovely lady in funny dress.
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
10 Apr 2014 5:34PM
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 Plus
12 631 17
10 Apr 2014 5:38PM
Good cross lighting just lifting the young lady.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
10 Apr 2014 5:54PM

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.
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ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
10 Apr 2014 5:57PM
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...
10 Apr 2014 6:18PM
gosh we are sounding old..
But know where you are at....
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
10 Apr 2014 6:42PM

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 Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
10 Apr 2014 6:47PM
No point getting any more. It won't make me any better a photographer, sadly.
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mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2014 7:01PM
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 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2014 7:13PM

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
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marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2014 7:21PM
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 Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
10 Apr 2014 7:26PM

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
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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 Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
10 Apr 2014 7:27PM

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 Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
10 Apr 2014 7:27PM
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 Plus
4 1.0k 1 England
10 Apr 2014 7:34PM
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 Plus
12 47 13 United States
10 Apr 2014 8:06PM
She would probably feel better if she wore better shoes!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
10 Apr 2014 8:08PM

Quote:She would probably feel better if she wore better shoes!
Flatties! The devil's spawn. Grin
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2014 8:38PM
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 Plus
8 23 10 Canada
10 Apr 2014 8:39PM
Well, I for one would love a new camera. But.....I don't think so. I like your shot here, good mono tones.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
10 Apr 2014 8:48PM
Lovely clarity, Chris. A social statement indeed, and the elements inside the image follow the square format so well.

Dave
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2014 10:06PM
You've opened a can of worms Chris. Me, I like your pic.
Peter.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
10 Apr 2014 10:20PM
Tell me about it! Grin
Source 6
10 Apr 2014 10:34PM
Great pic and title
- source
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2014 10:35PM
Great capture of this lady unaware. Me waiting for a replacement to Canon 7d MKII..
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
10 Apr 2014 10:57PM
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 Plus
13 8 8 England
10 Apr 2014 11:41PM
Appropriate lines Chris.
Ron
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
11 Apr 2014 6:46AM
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 Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 9:05AM
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 Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
11 Apr 2014 4:49PM
Great framing and shot. Her pants look they are comfy too.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
12 Apr 2014 5:59PM
another super candid

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