Classless, of course and as usual, but no media will report on this, since Federer's fake image has to be maintained. Had Djokovic been the one who said it, however, he would have been crucified.
It is not classless not to like close-ups taken from a meter or less.
I remember his finger strapping incident from the last season (don't remember exactly which GS) when he also asked cameraman who came next to him sitting on the bench "does it really have to be that close ?".
You can zoom-in on the face or finger from 2-3 meters also.