Strange: Fujifilm X-E1 ‘Sniper Edition’ with a Tactical Red Dot Sight


Remember Richard, the Fuji Rumors reader who turned his Fujifilm X-E1 into a Leica M9 lookalike by slapping on four small decals? He didn’t stop there: once his camera was Leica-fied, he proceeded to give it a “Sniper configuration.”

Using a Nikon F to Fujifilm X adapter, he mounted a (relatively) massive Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II, which effectively offers a 105-300mm focal range.

As an optical viewfinder, Richard mounted a tactical red dot sight to the camera’s hotshoe (now there’s an OVF idea we haven’t seen before). Everything can be slung securely on his shoulder with a special belt-style camera strap.

The resulting camera kit is one that looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The X-E1 is a fantastic camera for street photography, but something tells us this particular configuration would attract some pretty strange looks on most sidewalks.

(via Fuji Rumors)

  • Rob Dupuis

    But why have a second ‘viewfinder’ that doesn’t give you a preview of what your shot’s gonna look like? For the cool factor?

  • 写真家

    Reason why I shoot with an X-Pro1 and not a D4 anymore is so I do not have to manhandle a 70-200 f/2.8 AFS-VRII ED (Also, it’s lot faster to say XF-18 in polite conversation)

  • Dan Chippendale

    Instafail for trying to make it look like an M9

  • James

    Um, for the red dot sight? The one that’s mentioned in the title of the article? Cause red dot sights are flippin’ sweet?

  • Jake

    This would go well with my Zenit Photosniper

  • Jesse

    Yeah but.. you said instafail soooo…

  • lidocaineus

    Red dot sights are cool when used for targeting. Not sure what use they’d have here, making Rob’s original insinuation that it was just for the cool factor probably correct.

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  • Tom

    To get’s the cat’s attention?

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  • Alan Dove

    Putting a targeting laser on your subjects is a great way to put them at ease. It’ll produce especially good images when aimed at rural Texans.

  • Nick

    To be honest, I could do with a red dot sight on my 5d II. when shooting derelict buildings in the dark i use a handheld red laser to let me camera focus, I could attach the flash gun but that takes longer. getting all my gear out takes long enough.

  • Dan Chippendale

    So, you typed soooo with three dots. Get off my log

  • Nathan Caulford

    Lens fit for sniping, but the site is for close quarters… Not sniping.

  • Nathan Caulford

    Three dots is called an ellipsis :)

  • Michael Andrew Broughton

    red dot scopes aren’t lasers.

  • Michael Andrew Broughton

    i have a red dot sight on my camera too. it helps with tracking fast moving objects with telephoto lenses. using the viewfinder it’s quite easy to lose track of a bird in a plain blue sky. with the sight i can see more than just the small patch directly in front of my lens and can instantly line the shot up again.