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    Oh, one time I was out with the 14x17 and had this guy ask me if I wanted to take his picture with it. That was NOT my purpose that day, and he was far from fetching. Had it been the Rollei, sure, I'd have fluffed his ego by taking his picture. But not with the 14x17 at $15/exposure.

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    Once I had this comment from an old man when out shooting with my Nikon F. He started talking about his F3 and how the battery died when he was on safari and had to finish the trip with m90.
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    Last fall I was taking pictures downtown Toronto in the "Occupied" zone when someone stopped me to say "well this is a real camera".
    I was shooting my Canon QL 17 GIII and he was telling his girlfriend that you need to "know some stuff" to be able to get the picture right and print it with a full manual camera. They were using their IPhones. I smiled, what else can I say? I appreciated his comments though.
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    See this frequently when using a rolleiflex or a speed graphic. Brings back lots of memories to old people. Young people have more of a wonder or curiosity than proven appreciation.

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    Everyone looks at me like I am from another planet

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    [QUOTE=benjiboy;1294988]About three years ago three young punks were so appreciative of my Canon F1-N AE that they tried to shove me down an alley and mug me for it

    I didn't get mugged, but shooting film saved me from being mugged, I think. I was doing some night shots in downtown New York when a group of 20 somethings passed by. The last one, stopped, "eyed" my Pentax LX on top of the tripod and said "That's a nice camera. Expensive I bet!" I replied, "Not really. It's an old film camera." He said "Oh," and left.
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    Today since it was a nice sunny day I went for a walk at lunch with my RB67. A guy sitting on a bench says, hey, is that a Mamiya? Turns out he used to be a crime scene photographer for the local PD, and has an antique 8x10 at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moopheus View Post
    A guy sitting on a bench says, hey, is that a Mamiya? Turns out he used to be a crime scene photographer for the local PD
    My RB67 came from a police force in the north of England. It had hardly been used.


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    I usually get a lot of admiring looks and friendly comments when shooting with my Hasselblad 501cm. I especially enjoy when someone with the latest and greatest digital camera around their neck jealously eyeballs it People I photograph also seem to respond more favorably to it than tourists with their digital p&s, some also take for granted that you're a professional (which in this case I happen to be) just because you're shooting film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amsp View Post
    ...I usually get a lot of admiring looks and friendly comments when shooting with my Hasselblad 501cm. I especially enjoy when someone with the latest and greatest digital camera around their neck jealously eyeballs it ...
    The sad thing is, when all the expense of the equipment and never ending digital 'upgrades' are taken into account, it is much less costly to have a Hasselblad and take your photos on film.

    Perhaps it is that reality sinking in that fuels the jealousy?

    I think so...
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