The acquisition of a Sony FE 1.8/50 really put my picture-taking in overdrive, I got accustomed very easily to its field of view as opposed to that of the FE 2.8/35 that always feels too wide. So this morning I decided to take the FE 1.8/50 on a street photography mission. I just read an interview with Joel Meyerowitz in a Dutch photo magazine where he stated street photography as he had done it, wouldn't be possible anymore these days: people are much more suspicious, especially when phones started taking pictures. He stated: "Henri Cartier-Bresson couldn't have worked in Paris these days the way he did". So maybe, just maybe, it's not me! Problem is, when I walk the streets I see a picture about every 10 seconds or so, fleeting expressions on people's faces and their interactions. When I point a camera at people, I experienced reactions can get quite hostile, which is very probably related by the way I behave; anyway, I've given up on that and I decided that I just would take pictures of pretty scenes as the main subject and if people lighten up the scene, that's just a bonus. If nothing else, this proved liberating and I also noticed that nobody reacted to my picture taking. It's been awhile that I had so much fun doing this. I regularly watch Kai's videos on Digitalrev, just to see his street photographs, I think he makes some excellent stuff. He seems to prefer 50mm over 35mm for this work as well. Still, I'm quite sure I couldn't get away with his street portraiture style of shooting. Maybe people in Hongkong react differently and/or he has a knack for it. Anyway, talked enough, here are my shots of an hour's walk in the Eindhoven city center. I took the A7R2 and the FE 1.8/50 and 2.8/35 with me, but only used the 35mm for a few shots. All shots shown here are made with the 50mm lens.