Last night I had dinner in a section of Bangkok that has a lot of very informal restaurants serving Thai, Chinese, and Thai-Chinese food, which is the glory of Bangkok. After dinner I walked around the dark streets — the main lighting comes form the restaurants themselves — and shot some pictures with the GRD2 and the GT-1 40mm tele-converter at ISO 1600. It was the first time that I used the GT-1 converter at night, and I was shooting very "loosely": walking and talking with a friend — for most of the shots I didn't even stop but shot on the move. The exposures of the three shots below are at 1/60, 1/9 and 1/17 sec, respectively:
Using the 40mm tele-converter for this type of loose street photography, for me, is more difficult than shoot at 28mm or 21mm EFL because I tend to shoot from very close distance — 1.0–2.0m — and always feel that I'm getting too close too fast. Also, it's easier to avoid camera shake at the wider apertures. But the results at 40mm EFL are quite different in terms of perspective and the feeling of space.
I realize that such pictures are not to everyone's taste but I like them.