Street Photography is a Sport

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I don't think so called street photography is a sport. It is more a meditation.

Yes, it is a meditative process. But getting the shot requires the sporty Ballet dance à la Cartier Bresson, which can involve a 2-3-4-5 shot burst
 

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That's no Ricoh 500; that's a Ricoh Five-One-Nine. If the top says "500", then somebody swapped tops.
And you won't get over 1 fps with those oily shutter blades.
OTOH, those sluggish blades will make the shutter silent, making it even better on the street. 🙂
Sharp lens in that Five-One-Nine, BTW. Be sure to shoot some film with it.

That is not mine, just showing a picture from the internet to demonstrate the unique lever on the bottom. Unfortunately my shutter jammed in 1977, but I still have the camera and original box. Maybe some day I'll open it up and try to fix it. I recently fixed my broken Edixa I got in 1979.
 

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They obviously don’t know. Their field tester was maybe an old phart

And what is wrong with old farts? We have plenty of them here.
 
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And what is wrong with old farts? We have plenty of them here.

I’m getting there myself. But for now my hands are still fast enough to comfortably shoot way over 2 fps.
 

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Shooting 3-4fps was the only way Eggleston could capture the tricycle on the driveway.
 

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Shooting 3-4fps was the only way Eggleston could capture the tricycle on the driveway.

Or this:
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That photo is so street it's not even on the street.
 
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3-4 fps for sure, Leica MP + 28mm summicron
 

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I’m getting there myself. But for now my hands are still fast enough to comfortably shoot way over 2 fps.

Until carpal tunnel or arthritis kicks in.
 

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One timed shot would have been plenty.

Maybe we should go back to the F5 thread. Could have take 20 shots in the time it takes to bounce that ball twice.

From what I've read here, the third one would be the winner (It's always the third or fourth), so there's that. But if extra shots are straight up necessary, than it's best you get as many as you can. That'll make the third shot that much better.

Also, why is this thread still going? It can be solved instantly: Yes, street photography is a sport. It is, specifically, Calvinball, make up your own rules as you go and play it however you want.
 

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From what I've read here, the third one would be the winner (It's always the third or fourth), so there's that. But if extra shots are straight up necessary, than it's best you get as many as you can. That'll make the third shot that much better.

You should have seen his expression on the fourth one!
 
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Maybe we should go back to the F5 thread. Could have take 20 shots in the time it takes to bounce that ball twice.

From what I've read here, the third one would be the winner (It's always the third or fourth), so there's that. But if extra shots are straight up necessary, than it's best you get as many as you can. That'll make the third shot that much better.

Also, why is this thread still going? It can be solved instantly: Yes, street photography is a sport. It is, specifically, Calvinball, make up your own rules as you go and play it however you want.

Add your grain of salt, keep the discussion going. Come on!
 

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Shooting 3-4fps was the only way Eggleston could capture the tricycle on the driveway.

I never quite put it together that both Eggleston and Winogrand made pictures with tricycles on driveways. Maybe there are others. Perhaps a themed exhibition could be put on.

Eggleston:
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https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O82652/tricycle-memphis-photograph-eggleston-william/

Winogrand:
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https://joevancleave.blogspot.com/2009/08/in-search-of-winogrands-new-mexico-1957.html
 

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Been using triggers for years, long before the hipsters.
The more superior Canon vt and vt deluxe, capable of blowing a roll in under 15 secs. Not a second thought aftermarket option, the real thing and super fast back entry loading for the true sportsman.
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Don't forget Bill Owens Suburbia...Brooks Veriwide was somewhat less than 3 fps, though.
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In graduate school in the early 1980s I had my Rollei SL2000F with two 75 exposure backs and 3fps. However, I could not get the concept of shooting in 'continuous' mode to work for me. Maybe 3 fps was not fast enough, but it seemed that what I thought was a key composition seemed to be between the exposures. Either that or I got 3 or 4 bad pictures each time I fired it off.

It is a good 'street' setup, with its waist-level stealth finder, square shape and all. Too bad the 75 exposure film can't be bought any more.

I went through all my 'street' photography and this was the only good one for a few decades. I'd say it is a genre that I enjoy looking at others' work but not my favorite to do.
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A real Leica user knows that by the very fact that they are using Leica, every single shot is a masterpiece in timing and composition.
It's why real Leica users know they only need to take one shot, and then move on with the satisfaction of knowing job well done.
Any that feel insecure that they need to take multiple shots of the same subject in the hopes of getting one shot, well, perhaps a nice Nikon with motordrive would be more suitable...
We don't dance around flailing away. We stay planted, of steely eye and firm of hand. And capture the moment. Click.
 
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