to be honest, no.
its common for women to comment on how "cool" my AT-1 looks
there are a few groups of black dudes around here who shoot street and they usually just use their friends as props to set up cool photos, they're always chill and love to talk about gear.
even with the a540 digicam I get people looking at the LCD screen saying "ohhh that's a good shot!"
t. palm beach