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Old Oct 19, 2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Testing the Olympus 45mm 1.8

Yesterday I had a meeting in Long Island City - Queens but parking is so hard to find in that area so I decided to take the train. In the afternoon I walked Manhattan with the new 45mm 1.8


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I am very happy with the 45mm 1.8 It is a very sharp lens and the bokeh is fantastic.

I usually shoot wider than 45mm so the 17mm and the 12mm will be a nice add to my collection.

Have a great weekend.

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Old Oct 19, 2014, 4:24 PM   #2
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These are great!
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outstanding series Marcelo
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those are great. I also like how you processed the black and white.
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Agree with all that's been said. Very nice series and PP. I'm curious if you felt any resistance or disapproval when taking these or are New Yorkers accustom to people taking street photos of them? I've always loved street photography but have been coy about it. I have asked if I can take someone's photo, even paid a few bucks, but then you often lose the candidness.
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........me too Marcelo, B&W for street really lets the image tell its story, very well done.
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These are great!
Thank you Drew

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outstanding series Marcelo
Thank you so much for the feedback ramcewan

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those are great. I also like how you processed the black and white.
Thank you Sammy, I used Silver Effex Pro 2

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Agree with all that's been said. Very nice series and PP. I'm curious if you felt any resistance or disapproval when taking these or are New Yorkers accustom to people taking street photos of them? I've always loved street photography but have been coy about it. I have asked if I can take someone's photo, even paid a few bucks, but then you often lose the candidness.
Thank you Alan for the kind words,

There is a level of resistance in NYC and sometimes people show discomfort when you are pointing with a camera. I think the OMD-E5 with the flipping LCD screen helps a lot to avoid this kind of behavior.

Sometimes I asked people to let me take their portraits like this one but you are right when you said that you loose the moment of candidness:




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........me to Marcelo, B&W for street really the image tell its story, very well done.
Thank you so much Bob, I agree about that statement.. for street B&W is mandatory :-)
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duplicate, oops

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Thank you Sammy, I used Silver Effex Pro 2

I love the Nik plugins! But I have to admit I have not had very good with the Silver EFX as opposed to Viveza and the NR software, etc. Your results show I just have to work with it a bit more.
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Very nice Marcelo. I do not have the disposition to be pointing a camera at strangers on the street so this is a category of photography you'll never see me posting images, other than the odd file from time to time I can get away with capturing from some distance at the long-end of a lens like the 75-300
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