Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
It probably isn't and just a myth put about by 35mm RF users.
I've experienced this phenomenon myself - I took shots with my Contax G2 that I would never have been able to take with an SLR. Maybe it's the immediacy and speed of operation, or maybe there's something about a rangefinder configuration that says "non-threatening" to the non-cognoscenti of cameras that enables this function.