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    I generally don't get much response when using my Leica, I do get some when using the Rollei, but what really gets people's attention is when I am out with one of my Graflex SLR's (I have a 2x3. 3x4 and 4x5) or my Speeds. Those DO get attention. I haven't been out much with my 5x7, I'm just starting to get used to using it. The best part of the 4x5 Graflex is the 12 shot bag-mag. It is really cool.

    I do have a Nikon D700, but I leave that for shooting small critters, children and birding.



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    My experience is that big, long lenses get attention, not necessarily modest sized SLR's like an N90 (great camera) w/ a short lens. An N90 will surely be seen as a DSLR anyway. I get some looks when I shoot w/ folders and TLR's, but it's the good sort of attention. People know they're film cameras, or at least some type of antiques, and have no fear that their photo will suddenly appear on an online photo site somewhere. A lot of this depends on the venue, which is why I like shooting beach side and at markets, as people are used to seeing photographers there (as long as you're not shooting photos of their small child w/ that big lens Fixcinator has shown here). Living in a tourist orientated town helps too. I've learned to shoot quickly, put the camera back down after the shot, smile, and move on. Works fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Nikon_F View Post
    In my case, if I'm shooting an F, F2AS, or F3P without a motor drive, no. If I'm shooting one with a drive, or an F4 or F5, yes. Especially the last two. Partly because they kinda look like DSLR's, even though both have rewind cranks and one still has a somewhat analog interface.

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    It's funny you mentioned that, I live in a tourist town on the beach so cameras are a dime a dozen. I have never been nopticed till this summer. I decided to give my F3HP/MD4 a workout. Was unnoticed till the click-whirrclick-whirr started. Then I had an audience and questions like, " Is that a new type of camera?", " How many megapixels does it have?"

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    I don't really get bothered when I have a camera, I walk to work and carry a camera every day, usually one of my slrs. When I get asked is when I go shoot a jam session or band and all the smokers are outside. Even worse when they're drunk. Its things like, dude you're such a hipster, or wow, I haven't seen a film camera in 20 years!

    Though when I'm walking through the park to work and stop at the base of a tree and am staring up it for 10 minutes I get some odd looks! One time an elderly walked up behind me unnoticed and started staring up the tree too. Startled me when she suddenly asked what I was looking for, lol! I told her the Allen's Hummingbird I could hear, she prompty turned up hr haring aid and litened closely, but never heard it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    I believe you're correct.
    Last summer some yobbo asked me "what is the zoom ratio of that lens?".
    I was carrying a Nikkormat FTN with the 28/3.5 Nikkor-H, all circa 1970.
    I have had similar comments when shooting with short telephotos (105mm, 135mm, 180mm): "What's the range of that zoom lens?" "How fast is that zoom?" "Is that an autofocus zoom?" (LOL) The "confusion," I believe, relates, at least in part, to the massive autofocus lenses that seem to hang off every second DSLR one sees.

    Insofar as "being on the radar," No one seems to pay any attention if I happen to be shooting with the Leicas; likewise with a motorless Nikon (with sub-85mm lenses). However, if the camera I am shooting with is motorized (especially the F2/MD2) and I happen to have a longer lens on front, I am aware that folks do take notice.

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    They don't seem to much notice my 35mm SLRs, except for an occasional comment about "cool, a film camera" or "wow, a film camera." They notice the M645 even less. I think they assume it's digital, or maybe a movie camera. The 4x5 Linhof gets either questions or polite avoidance of the crazy man with the cloth over his head.

    The Yashicamat gets smiles and compliments frequently. People just love TLRs (and I love using it too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    The Yashicamat gets smiles and compliments frequently. People just love TLRs (and I love using it too.)
    +1 on TLRs. Everyone seems to love them, especially kids.

    Big lenses also draw lots of attention, but the camera then becomes secondary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradleyK View Post
    I have had similar comments when shooting with short telephotos (105mm, 135mm, 180mm): "What's the range of that zoom lens?" "How fast is that zoom?" "Is that an autofocus zoom?" (LOL) The "confusion," I believe, relates, at least in part, to the massive autofocus lenses that seem to hang off every second DSLR one sees.

    Insofar as "being on the radar," No one seems to pay any attention if I happen to be shooting with the Leicas; likewise with a motorless Nikon (with sub-85mm lenses). However, if the camera I am shooting with is motorized (especially the F2/MD2) and I happen to have a longer lens on front, I am aware that folks do take notice.
    "Zoom Ratio" seems to be big in the advertisements. But a 28?? It's no bigger than a standard 50...

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    Yes ... been there, but with a larger than 35mm camera. Try using an 8 x 20 at a railroad museum and enjoy the spectacle.

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    Spending a large portion of my time on university campus, I get many glances. Some from amateurs who are interested themselves in 'big cameras', or wants to report back to a friend who owns one. Innumerable folks walking about with bright 'CANON 5D mkII' straps around their necks here. I've also been assumed to be shooting for some media purposes for the university (which I have done briefly), and have gotten myself into events without credentials in the past walking in with confidence and a D3+70-200, folks here seem to be very aware of what big cameras look like. With eyes shifting back and forth so quickly and in such high volume of students walking around, it's pretty challenging to shoot unnoticed. I've been most successful so far with tilt-displays and waist-level finders; it appears that the motion of raising a camera to the eye calls much attention. Alternatively, standing around and pretending to fumble about with my settings like a novice seems to diffuse indirect tension in the air a small bit, like turning away from a wild animal as it senses your approach.

    With medium format, I've been a bit of a spectacle, getting comments here and there, mostly from older gentlemen about how they shot similar cameras and how surprising it is to see someone my age (21) shooting MF film. Once at the Getty museum in L.A., I was approached by three gentlemen from different parties, all excited about seeing a RB67 in the wild. Perhaps I've met one of you from this forum?



 

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