I just purchased a Panasonic 35-100 F2.8 lens and decided to try it out in the Melbourne CBD. It is an amazingly sharp lens although significantly lighter than its DSLR competitors. Shooting with a lens like this gives you the option of not engaging with your subject. I’m not sure if this is a good thing. People still see you shooting, and the bigger lens makes you stand out in a crowd. However, it does let you capture some candid moments. The photo of the young guy, sitting on the stairs, looking at his cell phone, was shoot using the rear screen holding the camera at waist level, He was so engrossed in his phone he didn’t realize I was taking his picture even though I was about a meter from him. The “Book of Mormon” photo was shot with a Panasonic 12-35 mm lens at 12mm. I set the camera on the ground and used the swivel rear screen to frame the photo. I had to do this to effectively incorporate the flags into the frame. I also wanted some type of movement in the photo so decided to wait until someone walked by. I think having the two people, Mormon missionary on the right side, in his white shirt and black pants compliments the person on the left side looking back at the display. All of these photos were taken at Bourke Street Mall and Federation Square, These are both great places for people watching, street photography with many choices for good food and drink. The photo of the “Chinese Cowboy” was shot in Hosier Lane. This is one of the more famous laneways in Melbourne due to its magnificent graffiti artwork.