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Shônan-Shinjuku Line, late afternoon.

believe me, it takes lotsa GUTS to take pictures in the train... I was so scared^^
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steeber Jun 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so familiar. Thanks for capturing it. I wanted to buy one of those long-backed phones as a souvenir. Yes - you don't want to stand out in that crowd.
FreakyLaurent Feb 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Intriguing . . .
Maclunar Dec 2, 2010   Photographer
Why not shoot with a point'n'shoot then? I believe these are soundless. Or get a Leica :-P
denkyo Dec 3, 2010  Student Photographer
erm, quality?
Maclunar Dec 3, 2010   Photographer
What, you're gonna see the difference when scalled down for the web?
No quality issue with Leica for sure, if that's your concern.
denkyo Dec 5, 2010  Student Photographer
scaled down...
serisously, do you think i'm making photos only for deviantart? or just for the web???

second: i don't happen to have a leica.

third: for me, quality also includes sensitivity to light, RAW photos (for dark situations) and a narrow field of depht. and much much more factors that only an SLR can master.
Maclunar Dec 5, 2010   Photographer
I don't know what else are you planning to do with this type of street shots. I'm just commenting on what I see, which is a 750pix wide web picture.

You've written that it was scary to take this photo with a big camera, I've suggested some ways to avoid or minimise that in your future shooting.
MFT cameras, Voigtlander Bessas and tons of other small, quiet and unobstrusive gear that's perfect for street. MFT's image quality is comperable with APS-C size sensors; film cameras, when you know what you're doing, easily win with any DSLR's image quality.

denkyo Dec 5, 2010  Student Photographer
I see. you were giving me advice for future pics like these. thanks for that!
but it's not like i mainly shoot these kind of pictures. all in all, i do not 'plan' to go look for some great scene in the subway anyway. it just happens, and i take a picture with the cam i got.
and as said, it's not just the "sensor" or "film" quality (i don't do analogue) that i value in my dslr, but also partly the big bulky obstrusive lenses i can attach to it, which give me the effects i want.
perhaps i will try out some of the mentioned cameras or other ones, but now i just don't have the money.
"believe me, it takes lotsa GUTS to take pictures in the train... I was so scared^^" haha tell me about it >< I did then the whole train glares at me giving me that "damn tourist" face. =P I then proceeded to look at my camera and tap it saying "damn camera" acting like it was an accident, like they knew what i was saying. now that i say this and think about it they must have thought i was crazy :3
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