Greek silkscreen printer Manolis Angelakis was recently tasked with designing a new set of business cards for close friend and photographer Alexandra Stamopoulou. Given her profession, he decided to create a stylish card that emulates the viewfinder of an old Zenit camera. The simple but effective design was silkscreened onto sheets of transparent vinyl.
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.
Image Credit: Photosniper – assembled by LordKalvan