Taping over the Sony Make/Model..... Why??

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ray_burnimage Regular Member • Posts: 406
Taping over the Sony Make/Model..... Why??

I pick up a used A1 tomorrow. But, after watching reviews until I bleed, one thing puzzles me.

A significant number of real time users have used black tape to cover the A1 moniker on the front of the camera and also to cover the Sony logo on the front of the EVF hump.

These are long time reviews, suggesting that it's not due to pre-release secrecy and non-disclosure clauses.

Does anyone else do this?? And if yes why??

I guess it comes from the Leica tradition of taping over the red dot.

But, with a Sony, an A1 looks like ...... well any other Sony to the untrained eye????

What am I missing?????

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