Both villages that we visited in France were absolutely teeming with people. A perfect place to try out street photography. It wasn't easy at first as there was literally too much to take in. Once the jaw dropping first impression passed I could think and concentrate. It wasn't easy at first, since being quite introverted, I never liked focusing attention on myself. I tried telling myself that I will probably not see these people ever again, so who cares what they think. I had to do this quite a bit, to get myself in the proper frame of mind. It worked :) ... and the silent Fuji X100s helped.
For this the most often used camera? Yep, you got it, the Fuji X100s. Although I did try the X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2. I brought a special graduated ND filter with me, just so I could shoot at f1.2 in the the day time. I wasn't disappointed. The combo of either X Fuji, and the 56mm lens is just wonderful.. really wonderful. That lens is sharp, even wide open, but I did experience a bit of strange behavior when auto focusing at f1.2 with the Fuji X-T1. I found the AF hunting a bit, and not lock on the proper subject. It only happened a few times, so I think it was probably a user error, but will test it more. So here are some street photography from France... Enjoy!