For years we’ve been told that “the best camera is the one that’s with you”, and to a point it’s true. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t ensure you always have the most suitable camera with you before you head out the door.
In this video, street photographer Sean Patrick Allen of Rambles with my Camera discusses what makes the perfect camera for street photography.
As you might’ve guessed, there isn’t one. Or possibly to be more precise, there are many, but which is perfect for each person is going to depend entirely on the individual, the types of images they want to create, their personal preferences and possibly even the typical weather conditions where they live.
There’s just no one-size-fits-all camera for street photography.
I’ve used more than a dozen different digital bodies, at least as many 35mm SLRs, a couple of medium format cameras and god knows how many different lenses for street photography over the years, along with a few different mobile phones, but I always seem to end up going back to a 50 year old Nikkormat FTn, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, and a roll of Ilford FP4+.
What do you use to shoot street photography? Do you love it? Do you wish you had something else instead? Let us know in the comments
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