The general public can't understand why anybody in their right mind who isn't a pervert would want to take pictures of people they don't know.
That is my experience also. Especially if a stranger, the subject "needs to know" that there is something photogenic happening before they become agreeable. Othereise, they are likely to be suspicious and maybe hostile.
I was responding to what Martin implied by saying, "And if you must use them..........................", which I took to mean, if completed, "you aren't much of a photographer".
Martin did not discern between asking and not asking.
EDIT: Change to "I was responding to what I believe Martin implied..."
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I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.