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Odd Russian “Photosniper” Camera

This camera rig might not be the best to bring to a public photo shoot.

Hailing from Russia, the Zenit Fotosnaiper, or Photosniper is a manual film camera with a rather odd design. It has a shoulderstock and a gunstock outfitted with a 300mm f/4.5 lens. It’s certainly a creative alternative to a monopod or other stabilization; the camera is held and shot just like a rifle.

The whole kit, which also includes a lens hood, an eyecup, and filters, is advertised on one website for a mere $295.

Needless to say, it’s no wonder why the design hasn’t caught on in other major camera companies.

(via Reddit)


Image Credit: Photosniper – assembled by LordKalvan