Mike Kobal

December 24, 2014

Cameras most suitable for street photography: My top 5 picks

The best camera is the one that’s with you and this should put the iPhone or android device on top of this list.
Let’s ignore the phones for a moment and take a look at the latest digital cameras particularly suitable for street shooting. The term street photography these days lacks clear definition.
More after the break

December 21, 2014

Street shot of the day: seeing the future

shot at 1/125, f2.8 at ISO 5000
Shot with the Fuji X-E2 and the Fujinon 18mm f2. You can find incredible deals on ebay (brand new X E2 for under $600 and brand new 18mm pancake for under $300).

Filed under: City Life,Street Photography — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mike.kobal @ 10:07 pm

September 14, 2014

Street shot of the day: backside panorama

Shot with the Sony A7s and the fantastic Zeiss FE 35mm at f9, s1/2000, ISO 2000!!!
Love shooting with this combination in harsh lighting conditions, pre-focused, silent mode, high shutter speed, small aperture and it still looks like ISO 400 :)
Curious what you are looking at? Find the answer after the break

Filed under: Street Photography — Tags: , , , , , , — mike.kobal @ 9:19 pm

September 11, 2014

Street shot of the day: high knees

For some reason I love this shot :) Panasonic GH4 with the 14mm 2.5 pancake lens, you can find this lens at a bargain price on ebay, my favorite walk around combo this summer.

August 12, 2014

Street shot of the day: the birdman watches: and what happened to my Fuji’s?

shot with the GH4 and the 14mm 2.5 pancake wide open

I am sure you guys noticed my beloved Fuji X cams haven’t been out much since I added the GH4 to my camera collection. I still love the Fuji’s and the X trans sensor, my favorite APSC sized sensor for people photography, however, when roaming the streets, af performance on the GH4 is so good that I am willing to live with the trade off in image quality. The GH4 sensor is quite good but can’t match the X-trans in dynamic range and skin rendering. For my type of street shooting, af performance is more important than image quality. And then there is video, being able to use the GH4 on assignments and shoot 4k is another huge bonus. At this point I gave up waiting for Fuji to integrate usable video, now I am seriously wondering if I should……yup, you guessed it………sell them, my beloved Fuji’s………
You can get the GH4 here at BH, on Ebay or at Adorama.
The Fuji X100s at BH, Ebay or at Adorama.

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