Posts Tagged ‘gun’

How to Take Incredible High-Speed Photos of Muzzle Flashes

Here’s an interesting video tutorial by Destin of Smarter Every Day that shows how you can capture amazing photos of guns being fired and their muzzle flashes. Here’s the “basic” idea: he uses a piezoelectric transducer to convert acoustical energy into an electrical pulse, which he sends through a pulse generator. The pulse from the pulse generator is used to trigger a flash and an high-speed exposure. This allows him to photograph guns at the moment they’re fired in the same way many people photograph lightning.
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The “Leica Gun”: Designed to Shoot Both Animals and Athletes

Here’s a strange (and extremely rare) piece of camera gear: the Leica Telephoto Assembly Rifle. Also known as “the Leica Gun”, it was made for photographers at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, and became popular among wildlife and sports photographers during the interwar years. One of them will be auctioned off at the Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction on October 30th, and is expected to fetch up to $100,000.

Who knows, maybe shoulder stocks will make a comeback as a form of image stabilization.

Leica Telephoto Assembly Rifle (via Leica Rumors)

How Police Officers See DSLR Cameras

Apparently this is what some police officers see when they look at a camera, which explains the horror stories of photographers being harassed by law enforcement for having cameras and making pictures.
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Revolver Camera That Shot Bullets and Photos at the Same Time

Used in New York back in 1938, this revolver camera was a Colt 38 with a tiny camera that would capture a photograph whenever the trigger was pulled. I sure hope those sample photographs taken with this revolver were shot while the gun wasn’t loaded…

(via Photojojo)


Image credit: Revolver-camera / Revolver camera by Nationaal Archief

Nikon D200 on Steroids: Tactical Camera Long Range Assault Stock

This crazy looking camera-gun is actually a Nikon D200 attached to a rifle stock. The Tactical Camera Long Range Assault Stock (TALCS, not sure why it’s not TCALRS) has a trigger that activates the camera’s shutter, allowing you to shoot photographs just like you would shoot a gun. Read more about the background and construction on this forum post.

Tactical Camera Long Range Assault Stock [TALCS] (via Weekly Drop)