with a 8x10 or any view camera set up, people always stop and ask questions
" wow do they still make film for that, is that a movie camera, is that a hasselblad, are you working for a magazine, or a newspaper, is that a digital movie camera, do you have a permit, do you need a permit, wow, that a big tripod, are you ansel adams, wow, that's old ... " the questions and comments are endless and it can be a pain ..
with a graflex slr, or press camera, or handheld or ... people tend to leave you alone ...