Why do some people look down on you for having a camera which isn't black? I've never had it happen to me but I've seen people say that it does to them. It never even crossed my mind that the colour of your camera would make you look like you didn't know what you were doing. I first heard of this on another forum where someone was saying that if you don't have a black camera you aren't a pro. Seems a stupid thing to say to me. I can see some logic there. Manufacturers seem to make high end cameras in black only. Then someone said that the only reason that they are black is because of a trend set in the 60's or 70's where people were taking pictures of celebrities and taped up their cameras with black tape. Chrome cameras made you stick out like a sour thumb when you didn't want to. the idea stuck as the people making money from such photos wanted black straight from the box. Then there is the other side to it. Why are pro lenses white/grey? To stop them from getting too hot and distorting (or so I'm told). So why give someone a black camera which will get hot to? I'm just putting down some thoughts that have gone through my mind and I'm interested to see you guys have to say on the subject. Have you even heard that you could be looked down upon for having a silver camera?