Yesterday afternoon I was walking around Siam Square in Bangkok waiting for someone and started shooting in this shopping area. As I was distracted by a phone call I didn't realize that I had turned on the camera with the MY2 setting which was set for ISO 200 — normally I would have shot with the MY1 setting (ISO 400) unless the light was too bright — sort of like the mistake I made on last Friday night's series with the GT-1 tele-converter at ISO 1600 when I was shooting at f/4.0 thinking that it was f/2.4. Well, I'm glad that I did because I now like this "harder edge" of the ISO 200 which, with a good bit of contrast, shows well the nature of the brightness and harshness of the light.
I used to shoot these types of pictures at the SNAP (2.5m) focus setting, but now I use manually focus and preset to either 2.5m or 1m, and switch between the two, because I find that I like to take a lot of shots at the closer distance; and at about 1m the pictures are not that sharp at the SNAP setting.
I might use most of these pictures in the "commercialism" chapter of my (never materializing) book project, a slideshow of which you can see here:
As usual I welcome any comments or critique whether you like the pictures or not and am also interested in which pictures you think don't work.