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In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> > I've heard folk say that they think the chrome body looks more like an > ordinary camera, therefore less likely to attract your friends. Hope it > works for you. It probably could be argued that the chrome is a bit more > resistant to wear, but I've got this thing for the look of a well > brassed > (loved) black beast. I think you're right in that chrome stands up better, the old (and stupid) distinction of black=pro chrome=amateur seems to have disappeared too thankfully. I have both, and while black is less obtrusive in some environments, chrome seems to attract less "look it's a journalist" reaction (which is good, because in the UK journalists rate below leeches on the scale of public opinion). Chrome's also *much* better if it's hot and sunny. Subjects (or victims, if you prefer :-) ) reactions to cameras are always interesting. The other day I had 10 frames to finish in my F3 before dropping everything in to the processors. I wandered around finishing them off. I didn't have the motor on it (unusually for me with that camera), but was using the sports finder (the ordinary one's in for some panel beating) and a 135mm f2. There were some rather shady looking characters hanging around on the corner, their reaction to a man in a pin-striped suit with a big black camera was to run away looking very *very* guilty, and I didn't even point it at them (I'm foolish, but not *that* foolish). As a mind numbingly dumb way of incriminating yourself it was hard to beat. firstname.lastname@example.org | "The loss of an old man email@example.com | is like the destruction Kilburn, London, England. | of a library"