Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/28[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Thank you, you've made me feel better about buying my Leica instead of an F2. At 10:38 PM 6/28/2001 +0200, you wrote: >David Rodgers writes: > > > Why is it that adults are more nervous about > > being photographed, than are children? > >Adults watch too much news on television, and that makes them paranoid, since >the whole purpose of television news is to instill fear and worry. > > > People get edgy when somebody takes aim with > > an SLR. The bigger the lens, the more nervous > > they become. > >A bizarre reaction. What do they fear from an SLR that they would not >fear from >a disposable? > > > An M seems to be less intrusive. Is it because > > of the smaller lenses? > >Smaller everything, I think. Plus that very old-fashioned look, like >something >you found at a garage sale. Everyone knows that the >Internet-pedophile-pornographer-paparazzi always use SLRs (even though the >eponymous Paparazzo in _La Dolce Vita_ used a Leica, as I recall!). > > > I wonder what people's reactions are when they > > realize a camera is pointed at them. > >If they watch a lot of news, fear and hostility. Otherwise, mostly curiosity, >possibly shyness or a slight ego boost (all of these are seen in children, for >example). > > > Is it true that an SLR forms more of a wall > > between the photographer and the subject than > > an M? > >It makes a better weapon for self-defense, at least.