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>Kyle Cassidy wrote: >> >> a while back i was at an Event photographing a politican and at the Event, >> photographing the same politician, there's a guy with a contax G2 -- i >> assume he's a shooter for some local rag, i'm shooting with my m6 and a >> diana (don't ask me why). but i see this guy w/ the g2 and i'm like, "hey, >> another rangefinder dude," so i smile, lift my camera to my eye to grab a >> shot of him and his contax and he puts his hand out in front of my lens >> and says very sternly and matter-of-factly "do not photograph me." >> >> weird thing for a photojournalist to say in a public place, don't you >> think? >> >> he probably didn't want his image to be so poorly rendered by an inferior >> camera -- now, if i'd had a contax, i'm sure it would have been a >> different story. >> >> kc > I know of many people, users of all sorts of superior and inferior cameras, who are enraged when someone else tries to take their pictures. It's a form of double standard. Personally, I do not mind being photographed (it's a waste of their film anyway as I am no celebrity) but do feel a bit awkward especially when tourists take pictures and I happen to walk into the scene. BTW, that G2 is a good camera and their Carl Zeiss lenses are great value for money. Dan K.