Psychology of the black tape

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Psychology of the black tape
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Now we all know why people do it, but what hasn't really been explored is the honest psychology behind it.

  1. Is making something expensive look a bit tatty just something the cool kids do, akin to people deliberately ripping their jeans or wearing a baseball cap backwards?
  2. Is it really feasible that someone shooting a big DSLR isn't shooting something expensive? 
  3. Do would be thieves run up to Pentax users, snatch them, then promptly give them back because they're not a Canon nor Nikon?
  4. Do people put black tape over crappy cameras, so people think that they're one of those guys that puts tape over an expensive camera?
  5. Has anyone been fooled by black tape? "Hey! That camera looks gre-ah no wait, it's crap".
  6. Do people who do this put black tape over other things' badges, like a pair of Ray Bans, an expensive car, clothing etc.?
  7. Does anyone use black tape to cover up the names on lenses?

I'm genuinely curious!

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