I have three cameras which I use on a regular basis. A Leica 240, a Leica SL 6 and a Canon 1ds mk3 ( the last of the Canon professional still cameras ( no movies)).
i also have three old Canon 1ds’s which are used when I might fall of a mountain, get swamped by a wave, mugged or interrupted by an irate husband or boyfriend.
The question: when using the Leica’ cameras in crowded situations, I find I am treated as a person taking photographs and people walk through, stand in front of and generally just get in the way. When using the big old Canon 1ds, especially with white lens attached, people take an entirely different attitude. They assume it’s a photographer taking photographs and stand back, walk around and generally keep out of the way.
Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon ?