My intention is to capture the moment instead of ruining it for the people in my photographs. However, sometimes I do get spotted despite being discreet, and when that happens, a little hand gesture or a smile will go a long way, and when you do get that eye contact, it makes the photo that much more interesting. That is why shooting through windows is a good way for beginners to get into street photography. You can take candid photographs without being confrontational, and even when people do give you a mean look through the glass, you can simply just walk away.
I never thought I would be using a portrait lens like the 56mm for street photography. Much has been written about the image quality and the sharpness of the 56mm so I won't discuss those aspects here, this is just a pseudo-review that focuses on my experiences of using it with the X-Pro2 on the streets.