Oh I see. People in the city center don't seem to care when I carry my fairly conspicuous camera. At my local shopping center people act irritated and in another nearby small shopping center everybody's always friendly. Depends very much on the neighbourhood, at least in my home town (200k inhabitants).The general attitude of people living around me is to get defensive when they see somebody with a real camera. The same people do not mind a person with a smartphone that is used to take a picture where they might be included.