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    I get a few looks and comments when I'm out with my AE-1 Program, on the other hand when I go out with my RB67 theres all kinds of rubber necking.

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    With my Yashica TLR it's all positive, some smiles or curious looks, people poking each other, pointing and smiling...comments like wow that's a beautiful camera.

    With a 50mm prime on my F100, not so much...as others have said, with a larger lens people do notice and try to get out of the way when I don't want them to. They duck or turn away, change direction to walk behind me etc. A big lens pointed in someone's general direction will make them uneasy, that's been my experience.

    When I'm out on the street now I usually shoot with my Olympus stylus epic. It fits in the palm of my hand and I can shoot it one-handed when necessary. It's a great camera and I am rarely noticed with it, even shooting in close quarters, people don't seem to care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Yes, when I go out with my 4"x5" Graflex Model D, people notice the slr.
    Sirius:

    But don't they just come up to you and say "Isn't that not your Hasselblad?"
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Using my Pentax 645n gets some attention. I was shooting a dog tooth violet in my front yard, tripod, focus rail, 120 macro, cable release, when my next door neighbor hollers "Mighty fancy camera, George! Is it a Nikon?" So I had to explain, no, its a Pentax, it takes 120 roll film, the usual thing. Once shooting in South Carolina near the beach some yob asked, "How many megapixels is that thing?" When I replied that it depended on the film I used and how I scanned it he wandered off, mumbling something that sounded like "!@#@$# smart a**"

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    On my RB67 lens, I have a Nikon cap so some interesting conversations get started or comments go on around me, with people thinking I dont hear or understand what they're talking about. (with the motley of tongues, I suppose, it can be a fair assumption).
    A lot of conversation deals in how great x brand of camera is or isn't. And quite a few mistake RB67 for a video camera - more so cos I'm using the wlf and tripod.
    It is always a great conversation starter, its almost like dangling a woolen thread at a bunch of kittens - reactions vary in intensity but boy, aren't they all curious!!

    The most recent one was with a farmer as I was taking long exposure street shots on my Nikon Digital during Dasara Celebrations in Mysore. A 15min chat that was interesting and educative - we talked a lot about the city and its heritage etc.,

    And the WLF or live view gets a lot of people just wanting to peep in and see what I'm so excited about photographing.

    Oh, and having a camera+ gear n wielding it like you own the place gets you in many places where you wouldn't get entry otherwise!


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    Whilst I have never been aware of attracting attention when using a bulky 35mm SLR or occasionally a TLR, my wife tells me that I used to cause a lot of staring when I used a small digital P+S with its add on EVF. Needless to say I didn't attract attention when holding the same camera at arm's length without the EVF.

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    If someone asks 'how many pixels'? you can always say 'more than there are grains of sand in a desert'
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    I get funny looks when I am out with my kowa six, or ae-1p. People are so surprised to see a 14-year old lugging around film gear. I even get asked by some if I can still get film for them, especially when loading reloaded old 35mm rolls!

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    Welcome to APUgland!
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    I always wondered about that with long lenses in the civilian world, especially in this day and age of hypervigilant public servants and white knights. "I thought it was a rocket launcher" while the photographer lays dead on the sidewalk.



 

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