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On Wednesday, August 26, 1998 4:08 PM, Martin V. Howard [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote: > Joseph Codispoti wrote: > You're forgetting an important aspect of the "black tape" tactics when > you post such a catagorical statement: It may be less important what > potential thieves think of the camera, than the way in which *its owner* > acts and behaves. > > Someone who in their mind thinks they have taken precautions will be > able to act more relaxed, and treat the camera like a tool, rather than > a precious jewel. They will be able to get pictures they otherwise > wouldn't (because they're thinking about pictures, not about getting > the camera stolen) and they may well avoid the attention of thieves, > because they are not making a fuss about their equipment. That's me ! My girlfriend goes in panic mode when I ask her to carry the M6 for a few minutes. I feel totally relaxed. Black M and black tape act like exorcism. I nevertheless do not forget to keep the strap around my neck at all times outdoors. Good looking equipment from chic tourists is a temptation for the potential thief, but unattended anything is even more tempting....Therefore, my only real precaution is not to let the darn thing lay in evidence on a table or on a chair when relaxing in public places. The M system sends good vibes all around: nobody feels attaqued by its looks, only a marginal set of hobbyists see it as a treasure, it does not occupy any vital space, it is light on the shoulders, easy on the ears, a real gift for the photographer on the move. Just a little vital positiving exercise after the frustration brought by the latest Photokina release.... Alan.