Hachiko still standing outside of Shibuya Station, now helping those meeting up with friends to find each other, also helping the Labor Standards Office with their Workers Insurance campaign
Hachiko is working it hard at the moment to support the Labor Insurance month campaign. Go Hachiko! It is strange that nobody has taken off his sash whilst people were not looking.
Whilst I was out, I wanted to test a new lens I had picked up, a Nikkor 60mm F2.8 macro and also a Sigma 50mm F1.4. They are not direct comparison lenses, but I wanted to see what could be done with each one on the street.
Entrance to the subway for Hanzomon and Ginza line. You go down at the scramble crossing into ShibuChika (Shibuya underground shopping mall) and then work your way to the Hanzomon line below or through Shibuya Station and upstairs to the Ginza Line. The platform is not underground at Shibuya Station. (taken with the Nikkor 60mm)
A grate covering the entrance to the subway. Not much to see here, but wanted to see the definition the macro angle on this lens could picky up. Good? Bad? Actually I am not sure how to tell with this ^^. (also Nikkor 60mm)
Tried to capture some of the Autumn colors here next to Hachiko. I find it a bit hard to stare at this picture for too long. My eyes start to go blurry. How do you find it? (Nikkor 60mm)
A look down the street over scramble crossing with the Nikkor 60mm.
Heading into Bic Camera to look at some other digital cameras. Saw these free 2010 Japan map calendars out and decided to try a shot of them with a reflection of the crowd. Not quite what I was looking for, but interesting nonetheless (Nikkor 60mm)
This camera I would like to take on the streets and see what it can do. I tried a few shots in store and the lens really seemed to operate well in the artificial light. It stopped down low and seemed to give a good depth of field. If Panasonic are ready to support a couple of episodes of 'Shibuya Streets' with the GF1, then I am ready to start shooting. Lets roll ^^. (taken with sigma 50mm)
The Sigma 50mm did a good job of capturing the GF1 upclose, although the focus looks a little off, and softening the background on the far side. Looking good there GF1 ^_^
The G1 Lumix looks like it could also be an interesting camera to take outdoors.
I tried a Nikkor 50mm lens directly against the Sigma 50mm lens in BIC Camera. The darker image (left) was with the Nikkor 50mm while the lighter one (right) was the Sigma 50mm.
Met up with my golfing friend and bought some Beard Papa at Shibuya Station. Tried out the Sigma lens here (Sigma 50mm, manually set at F1.4). Little short on light?
It's crowded boarding the Yamanote Line around 6pm. A little dark in this shot. Not sure what I was trying to achieve here. Maybe that is why it came out a bit strange ^^. (taken with Sigma 50mm)
This shot didn't really capture what I was looking for. I think the station sign at the top of the picture with more room for the people to be shown underneath would have been a better frame (Sigma 50mm)