Not so long ago, no-one gave you a second glance when using a film camera in the street. How different now! Practically every time I go out with my Rollei, people come up to me asking about my "strange" camera. Here are a few of the more hilarious reactions: In Southwark with my Mamiyaflex fitted with 180mm lenses on tripod, a passing youth looks strangely at my set up. Passing youth: "You from the telly?" Me:"No, it's a medium format film camera" Passing youth: "You need a digital kamrar mate, does everyfink for yer" Me: "Except actually composing the picture" Passing youth: "Wassat got ter do wiv it" In Richmond by the river, nice young American lady, seeing me taking pictures approaches me sporting an expensive looking Canon digi SLR. Nice young American lady: "Excuse me Sir, you look like you know what you're doing, my pictures come out too dark, can you tell me what's wrong?" (She proceeds to scroll through several pictures, and it's immediately apparent she's been shooting into the sun with no exposure compensation). Me: "When you shoot with the light source in front of you, you need to open up your aperture by one or two stops as the direct bright light causes underexposure" Nice young American lady: "What's an aperture?" In Dartmouth, with my Rolleiflex. Approached by a curious man: Curious Man: "Why's your camera got two lenses"?......Question takes me completely by surprise. Me: "One for film, one for digital". Curious Man: "Oh, I'll have to look out for one of those". The above leads me to believe digital is not doing much for the photographic brain! .....Wonder of other film photographers have encountered similar reactions.