Jeff Lu , Nov 13, 2004; 11:58 p.m.
that's a pretty long lens to do street photography with...i do NOT suggest going longer unless you're taking shots of birds in the streets
i'd get a wide angle, zone focus, react quickly, and don't be shy. i was shy at first, but it becomes a zen-like experience. if your subjects react, that's part of the "street" too. personally, i don't feel bad about street photographt becayse i don't do anything beyond my good taste (unless it's a goal of my work), meaning i don't stick my lens a foot away from a fighting couple or a sleeping homeless person. by the way, i find homeless people are a common subject for beginning street photographers...they're fascinating, apparently. i would stay out of this trap. treat them as people, not freaks of the streets.