why do this?

Started Apr 3, 2016 | Discussions thread
CharlesB58 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,648
Re: why do this?

The story I heard that may apply: Many years ago combat photographers would use black tape over the silver parts of their cameras to reduce the chance of reflections. Soon street togs followed suit. Then Nikon offered black F bodies and the idea that black bodies were "professional" caught on. There was even a certain coolness attached to having black electricians' tape peeling off of chrome Leicas and Nikon Fs.

I suppose that legendary act still has it's romantic appeal.

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