Disclaimer: I do not attempt to champion a particular type of camera for street photography, or any form of photography for that matter, since the camera is merely a tool for photo-taking and a bigger part of producing quality images lies in your mastery of that tool. A photo is just as good as the artist behind the camera.
During my photo walks, more often than not, I’ll encounter other photographers roaming the streets for some shoot therapy. Typically, my natural instinct is to lower my gaze to that piece of equipment he cradles in his hands. From my observations, a DSLR is standard and if it’s a film camera, it’s most likely a rangefinder. On one occasion, I passed by a girl with a Diana F+ but the only thing she seemed to do with it was let it hang pretty from her neck. Sure, Lomography cameras are continuously celebrated for their flamboyance and flair, but can they hold their own against the big boys in the streets? I believe they can. I’ve round up the Lomography cameras I know, and the following four are able street fighters in their own right.