Are you shy or embarrassed to take your camera out of the bag in public?

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Are you shy or embarrassed to take your camera out of the bag in public?
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I know this is a silly question since that's why we buy these expensive cameras, but are you sometimes too shy or embarrassed to take your DSLR with a flash unit out of the bag in public? Since everyone expects a camera phone nowadays there are times I'm just a bit too self conscious to take out what feels like a hulking piece of equipment that will likely intimidate people to take photos. Sometimes when I bring my Hasselblad 500 c/m it stays in the bag because I don't want people asking me questions such as "what are you using the photos for?" or the usual, "I'm in the market for a new camera, which one is best?" I've had that happen with my DSLR too. I know a lot of you out there are more bold than I am and will say "hell yeah. If they don't like it, tough luck."

Anyway, just wondering.

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