At a wedding I was shooting this weekend (oooh I always wanted to say that! ) some of my not-so-close friends came up and wondered what the hey the black box on a tripod was (it was a brownie) but I didn't get graced with the ITAH question. Sigh. I was vaguely impressed they correctly identified it as a box camera! The Brownie is great for all sorts of strange looks - another time I was trying to take a picture of my husband with my Brownie and a lady asked me what it was because she couldn't see how a black box could be so interesting to look at (waist level viewfinders).