North America just north of that sharp right turn North America makes on the Atlantic coast.
The GOLD Nikon FA for the golden Bling Bling quality of it.
"Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
"Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"
I guess it depends on who you're trying to impress. A while ago I walked into a Ritz with my Nikon F2, and the clerk practically wet his pants. He said no one ever comes in with a "classic" SLR like that. See, that's the problem--nice cameras only impress camera geeks.
Not necessarily the case, a modern day digital Hassy might not impress, but using a classical manual focus SLR, a folding camera or an old Leica still communicates visually to people who aren't interested in photography. The sleek look and sound of these classical cameras have many times impressed people at parties and helped me come off as a "serious photographer" instead of just an "annoying paparazzo" - which is one of the reasons why I think a classical manual focus SLR or mechanical Hasselblad is one of the best ways to get away with street photography and the likes of it.