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    Summicron, thanks for that link, it is incredible.
    I'm starting to buy a photo collection book now and then, and Smith is on the short list.
    Back on subject, I find a largish SLR will attract attention depending on where you are. In touristy areas, usually not, in small quiet towns where you're a stranger, you bet. Then, the excellent little Rollei B35 does it's stuff.

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    a news photographer in Iraq was killed by an Apache helicopter pilot because his long lensed DSLR looked, via targeting camera, like a bazooka or RPG.

    "Shoulda used a Leica M3" was my first thought.

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    I took my NikonD800 into town and one enthusiast wasasking me if I can still get fil,m for it.Itold him "on and off if you're lucky".
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    I really get a lot of varied reactions when I load film.
    My wife told me off when I was loading my Mamiya 645 with my back to a nearby group of people at a tourist spot because she said me winding the handle with my back to the people when they couldn't see the camera looked odd!!

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    I mostly shoot with dslr's/slr cameras (Canon 1ds mk II, Canon 1v, 5d mk III with battery grip), never felt any special attention, except from the times I use my white lenses on them. (canon 70-200 f2.8 L mostly).

    However, I've been on two outings with my Rolleiflex'es in the city.
    - Both times I either got loooong looks/stares or had to start lecturing people about what this actually was.

    The most discrete you can use now-days, is a small DSLR/SLR or a black compact, they are everywhere.
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    I get attention when I use my RB67.

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    In UK there has been a certain amount of unwanted attention attracted by 'real' cameras including film and digital SLR's. Some people who don't know any better automatically assume that you are either press or someone with a tendancy towards taking images of children to post on the web for pedophiles to savour, or on the other hand you are somehow connected with a terrorist organisation gathering information for the next attack. (It has never actually happened to me)

    Both way, way, over the top in their assumptions, it is just plain unconnected thinking 'cos a camera-phone would be a far more effective tool and attract less attention

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    ahha) I do get looks, but mainly coz of the unusual skin colour of my cameras!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helinophoto View Post
    I mostly shoot with dslr's/slr cameras (Canon 1ds mk II, Canon 1v, 5d mk III with battery grip), never felt any special attention, except from the times I use my white lenses on them. (canon 70-200 f2.8 L mostly).

    However, I've been on two outings with my Rolleiflex'es in the city.
    - Both times I either got loooong looks/stares or had to start lecturing people about what this actually was.

    The most discrete you can use now-days, is a small DSLR/SLR or a black compact, they are everywhere.
    Humm, I'm mostly ignored with either 35mm or my M645. The Yaschicamat 124 gets admiring looks and comments, but I've never had to lecture anyone on what it is. They all know it's a camera, and an old one, though those who stop to talk are surprised when I say you could get one almost just like it except more black, less chrome and a few different internal gears, brand new into the 90s.

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    I usually take photos with my EOS film camera in scarsely populated ares, which in Finland are not so difficult to find after all. Sometimes I do get strange looks from squirrels and hares though...

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