For example, I’m shooting a parade today downtown. I’ve got my rangefinder (http://www.rokkorfiles.com/7SII.htm) loaded with some black and white film, I’ve got a Holga 35mmBC and my “back pocket-carry with me all the time” Olympus XA1. These are what I’ve been carrying with me. However, I am tempted to bring my big digital SLR for fear that something will “escape” the lens of my film cameras so to speak.
I’d be curious to know your thoughts on this… Thanks for the great post!
I just bought a vintage Yaschica rangefinder, and I’m excited to shoot with it. One question: how do you handle focus? Do you pre-focus the camera at a certain distance from you, and then always try to take photos from that distance?]]>
One tiny note: most smaller p/s digicams have a maximum aperture of f8, so telling someone to shoot at f11 might not always work. Also, because of the smaller lenses and sensors in those cameras, a greater depth of field can be found at wider apertures. My suggestions is to check out the range of f-stops available in your camera, and choose one around the upper/middle of that range.