the big paris street shootout part I

In january 2012, two friends and I travelled to Paris. The city is great, the light is great and the people are great; a nice opportunity to do some street photography. So, I packed my stuff, we left at 2AM, arrived at 9AM and where on our way around 10AM.

Following is a selection of the photos I took on the first day. These are shot with a Leica M8 with a Leica 35/1.4 mounted. I still miss the full 35 frame, since the M8 has a crop factor to deal with, but the lens is great. In most cases I preset the aperture at f/5.6 with a focal plane between 1.2 and 3 meters, so, if I encountered something good, there was no need to focus and miss the action.