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Tactical Camera

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the guns-make-everything-better dept.

Technology 137

An anonymous reader writes "What do you get when you mount a Nikon D200 with a standard rifle stock? Why a Tactical Camera of course! One that no reporter would be caught with in a war zone or covering any armed action anywhere. What started out as a tongue in cheek project for April Fools wound up being quite the successful demonstration of concept. It features a fully functional trigger; it has controls for operating the shutter and auto focus; and for the patient shots, it has a mounted bipod. Carry sling optional."

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Photo Sniper (4, Informative)

Misanthrope (49269) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837417)

This was done a long time ago during the cold war, it's slightly less inconspicuous than a tripod, though much more likely to get you shot by the police.

http://shop.lomography.com/zenit/fotosniper/ [lomography.com]

Re:Photo Sniper (4, Informative)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837493)

Darn, you beat me to this.

Modern equivalents (which probably function better for camera purposes but don't have the "cool factor" of using an actual rifle stock) are the BushHawk (highend unit) and the Agonic Stedi-Stock (relatively cheap, doesn't have the trigger switch and cabling the BushHawk has)

Re:Photo Sniper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27839341)

http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/gun-camera1.jpg

this is one for rapid fire.... bad joke...

Re:Photo Sniper (1)

dzafez (897002) | more than 5 years ago | (#27842415)

Yes, and all of these are not to be used by the press in riot coverage ...

face it, its a Police state

Re:Photo Sniper (1)

Misanthrope (49269) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837537)

Err. slightly more inconspicuous.

Re:Photo Sniper (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27838287)

Leica made a rifle stock camera pre-war as well. It's [flickr.com] truly a beauty, though incredibly hard to find these days.

Re:Photo Sniper (5, Funny)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838405)

Come on, this is slashdot.

Q:What do you get when you mount a Nikon D200 with a standard rifle stock?

A: "You can have my rifle-camera when you pry it from my cold .. " BANG!

A2: Imagine a Beowolf cluster of those? BANG! BANG! BANG! RATATTATATATT! INCOMINGGGGGGggggggg ......

A3: Netcraft confirms it - photo sniper is dead!

A4: In Soviet Russia, photo shoot gets YOU!

A5: Did it survive field testing?

A6: Why does the "after picture" of the user look like the goat guy?

A7: Why not just mount it in a Zune? They might still shoot you, but at least it would be justified.

Re:Photo Sniper (1)

belmolis (702863) | more than 5 years ago | (#27840425)

Yes, but does it run Linux?

Re:Photo Sniper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27841733)

Beowulf cluster you say? [wikipedia.org]

Re:Photo Sniper (1)

azav (469988) | more than 5 years ago | (#27841833)

New Nikons have VR and AF lenses.

Step 3?

PROFIT!

Re:Photo Sniper (4, Informative)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838687)

Yup applying gun parts to cameras is old hat. I find it funny as kids "discover" new things that us old geezers have done for decades.

Like a shotgun sight on the top of your SLR. works awesome for fast action or sports shots, you can shoot without looking through the lens and with both eyes open. I get perfect shots every time with it. and I dont get killed by that motorcycle that was 20 feet in the air and is now coming down wher I am standing.

The fresh new hires for the local news look at my camera with questions, and then say "you cant get a good photo that way"

I ask to look at their camera, they dont even have a focus prism. None of these "photographers" coming out of college know how to take photographs or how to use a camera. They all rely on autofocus and program modes.

Athough IS lenses area godsend for still life or low motion zoom shots. but they are worthless for action shots where you are panning trying to catch a bike doing 200mph around a track.

Re:Photo Sniper (1)

ZosX (517789) | more than 5 years ago | (#27841491)

I like the gun sight idea, but I think live view really trumps everything now. Just hold the camera up and compose. :)

I still prefer the viewfinder though, but then I'm not usually trying to take pictures of fast moving action. You are right though. I see all these people with Mark IIs and D90s and it makes me really sad to see them using them like P&S cameras. I mean, they could have saved $1000 and bought a coolpix or something and probably gotten about the same results. I'm no expert, but I always strive to make my shots better and I pretty much shoot in M or at the very most Av all the time. The art of photography you knew is now dying and being replaced by photoshop and dslrs. Everyone is trying to recreate the effects of film digitally and yet all the techniques for getting good shots in the first place without alteration are seemingly left by the wayside because exposure can be so dramatically altered without a great deal of loss. I think the prevalence of HDR is making even the look of classic well exposed photography a dying form. Without the WTF moments that film can provide Lumography sure won't be the same anymore....

What new frontiers are there for photography? It seems like anything "new" anymore is just a rehash of older ideas. Maybe more digital art convergence and more digital painting with photographs, which is my favorite thing actually, but I don't know. I'm just rambling at this point and I do apologize. You just kind of struck a chord there. Thanks.

Re:Photo Sniper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27842149)

That is why IS lenses have a PAN mode. You can turn off the IS in one plane. This is common on the long primes. If your IS system doesn't support this, you have the wrong camera system. :-)

Re:Photo Sniper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27838859)

Actually, I've used my dad's rifle mount before. Its from the 70's and instead of having a standard rifle mount, it has a hallow rifle mount. It works great, and doesn't exactly look like a gun like this one, but its still held the same one.

Needs a Frickin' Laser! (1)

kimgkimg (957949) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838951)

So you can shoot from the hip or rapid fire without having to aim first. (You can photoshop out the red dot later...)

Re:Photo Sniper (2, Funny)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838977)

Here's a picture of someone carying one almost exactly the same back in 1977 Here [starwarschina.com]

Re:Photo Sniper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27839323)

Here's a picture of someone carying one almost exactly the same back in 1977 Here [starwarschina.com]

Bloody hell, this looks to me like a really, really old-time hand mortar...

That guy's asking for a bullet from unfriendlies...

Pictures from that set. (1)

Ecuador (740021) | more than 5 years ago | (#27839059)

I've got one of those Zenit's with the 300mm Helios lens and sniper mount. Here is an example shot of the Orion Nebula [ecuadors.net] and here is comet Hale-Bopp [ecuadors.net] . Both were made in a light-polluted city (Athens), shot through a cheap lens and scanned with a crappy scanner, so don't expect quality.

Re:Photo Sniper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27839615)

You are correct about being done before. I remember Walter Cronkite showed a similliar device as a type of photo equipment that was confiscated/ban buy police durring the JFK's funneral procession. Another interesting device was the Doryu Z-16 pistol cammera.

Northern Exposure (2, Informative)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837425)

The character Holling from the tv show Northern Exposure had something like this.

SMILE... (1)

Yanimal (1434757) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837435)

...you just shit your pants!

Yikes. (1)

Anachragnome (1008495) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837437)

I do not recommend this for the "man on the street" journalist.

Aim that at a cop and your more then likely going to get shot.

Personally, I'll stick to cell phones.

Re:Yikes. (2, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838175)

Personally, I'll stick to cell phones.

That's better. Then you get a righteous tasering for 'failing to preemptively comply with police directions'.

I prefer the Sgt Shultz response: "I see nothink!"

Re:Yikes. (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 5 years ago | (#27839035)

But you'll have first hand pictures for proof.

Don't try this at home kids (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27837457)

It features a fully functional trigger; it has controls for operating the shutter and auto focus; and for the patient shots, it has a mounted bipod

... and will get you killed quite readily.

This will get you shot... (3, Informative)

Manip (656104) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837459)

You want to run around either a Warzone or hell the Streets of any major city with this thing? You'll wind up getting either shot, or if you're lucky tasered.

Re:This will get you shot... (4, Insightful)

cashman73 (855518) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837595)

Many dSLR photographers are already hassled enough just walking around cities with their lenses and multiple cameras and such, taking photos of buildings, bridges, and trains. Anybody caught with this thing is likely to have more problems than he bargained for,...

You're thinking about this all backwards (5, Funny)

xant (99438) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838363)

Taking pictures is illegal now and helps the terrorists. But we still have our second amendment rights. This cleverly conceals the dangerous camera as a harmless rifle.

Re:This will get you shot... (2, Interesting)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838739)

Make up some press passes. hang them around your neck and stencil on a kaki color fishing vest "PHOTOGRAPHER"

You can walk past a guard and take photos of things you should not and they wont even bug you.

And yes it's LEGAL to make a press pass for "daves news blog" or whatever blog you have.

Cops dont bug you if you look like press, hell I have gotten into concerts and back stage to take photos of the singer from 8 feet away with my press and event passes and vest.

If you look like a press photographer, nobody bugs you. Be ready to talk the talk when spoken to.

Re:This will get you shot... (5, Funny)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837713)

Sure, obviously it's a bad idea to run around with a camera attached to a gun stock. That's why instead I mount my camera to the front of my vest, with rows of cylindrical batteries with wires running to the camera (for extra picture-taking longevity) and a big digital timer (to indicate how long until I take a picture to anyone thinking of passing in front of me), and a dead-mans switch to activate the camera (for when I'm waiting forever for the perfect shot, and pass out just as the moment arrives). This should be much safer. Also great for those candid shots. People act different when they know you have a camera. So this way I can hide the camera-vest under my coat, and run up to people and throw the coat open so I can take a picture. Seems perfect to me.

Re:This will get you shot... (1)

hedwards (940851) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837827)

It doesn't look even the slightest bit like a gun. Any policeman that shoots you for carrying that would have shot you anyways.

You'd have to set aside two very important principles of using a loaded weapon in order for that sort of mistake to be made. First you're not identifying you're target and second chances are you're not checking your backstop either.

Re:This will get you shot... (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838189)

But, on the other hand, it probably does pass the "sure, I can say that I had a reasonable belief that it was a gun, with a straight face, in court" test with flying colors(of course, on some forces, so does virtually anything).

Re:This will get you shot... (1)

khellendros1984 (792761) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838997)

You would have to raise it in a similar action to raising a gun, it has an obvious stock, and weaponry imagery is more prevalent in society in general than rifle-stock-mounted cameras are. What do you think would be the initial gut instinct for an officer?

Re:This will get you shot... (1)

TheLink (130905) | more than 5 years ago | (#27841567)

You forget a very important point: it's a lot harder to use your loaded weapon if the other person shoots you first.

Go point this at an armed cop (or even a soldier - since the idiot submitter mentioned warzone) and see what happens to you.

You'd be safer with something that looks like a camera than something that resembles a gun.

Re:This will get you shot... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27838191)

Congratulations. You just won one (1) Internet.

A hobby to do daily! (1)

freaker_TuC (7632) | more than 5 years ago | (#27842563)

but, what's wrong with this? I do this any day when it's cold enough...

Re:This will get you shot... (1)

mcfatboy93 (1363705) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838295)

Thats why there seems to be a small gun under the camera...

Re:This will get you shot... (1)

jamiethehutt (572315) | more than 5 years ago | (#27841285)

I take photographs of white water kayaking. You need to keep moving down river so cant really use a tripod and normally need a fairly large zoom so this actually looks pretty useful if it helped you steady a big lens better...

Re:This will get you shot... (1)

enfield17 (1110889) | more than 5 years ago | (#27841799)

Yup. It probably stabilizes the camera quite well, but only an idiot would wander around with it on the street or in a war zone. It probably would be OK for motor racing and other organized sports where organizers control access, but I think I'd be sure to show it to whoever's in charge of site security.

Nothing New Under The Sun (0, Redundant)

redbeard (30578) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837499)

My dad built one of those 30 years ago with his SLR and zoom and a 22 rifle stock, including working trigger. And I doubt he was the first one to do it.

oh, first post.

Re:Nothing New Under The Sun (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27838115)

First post? Always ahead of the game, aren't you redbeard of glory?

Where's the beef!

MANY reporters dead via shoulder mounted videocams (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27837543)

At least 4 or 5 cameramen in recent years in middle eastern police actions (wars) have been shot due to large shoulder stabilized videocams looking threatening.

And the army always gets off, even if caught with witnesses

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/08/2008813164823716764.html

Better would be to start hiding propelled grenade launchers in videocameras to even the score.

assasination (1)

maillemaker (924053) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837815)

I have long wondered why more public officials are not assassinated using a pistol mounted in a video camera.

Re:assasination (1)

SupremoMan (912191) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837989)

Because the other means are a lot more effective. Like let's say blowing up the city block.

Re:assasination (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838279)

I'm pretty certain I've seen a film where that was the plot. Fucked if I can remember what it was called, and I sure can't be arsed to look it up. Sorry.

Re:assasination (1)

etnoy (664495) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838755)

I'm pretty certain I've seen a film where that was the plot. Fucked if I can remember what it was called, and I sure can't be arsed to look it up. Sorry.

From the top of my head I remember seeing this in a Tintin story, though it seemed more of an automatic rifle hidden in a large-format camera.

Re:assasination (1)

Darth Hubris (26923) | more than 5 years ago | (#27840535)

It was a Fantasy Island episode. A hunter wants to stalk the most dangerous prey, so Mr. Rourke has him use a camera gun to take pictures of a dictator to prove he could shot him. Mind you, it was about 30 years ago, but I remember the camera gun to this day.

Re:assasination (1)

ptbarnett (159784) | more than 5 years ago | (#27839011)

I'm pretty certain I've seen a film where that was the plot.

Federal agents used a video camera to sneak a weapon into a hostage situation in True Lies [imdb.com] .

Re:assasination (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27838361)

Actually it's generally a shaped charge in the camera. AQ has been doing that for quite a while. It gives them double benefit. It makes their targets suspicious of the media and gives them an in on their targets.

Re:assasination (1)

Duradin (1261418) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838535)

Pistols have a short effective range and, oddballs aside, aren't powerful enough to guarantee a kill in one shot.

Re:assasination (1)

James_Duncan8181 (588316) | more than 5 years ago | (#27839847)

I have long wondered why more public officials are not assassinated using a pistol mounted in a video camera.

The Taliban did it by filling camera batteries full of explosives for a targeted assassination: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/DI12Ag02.html [atimes.com]

Re:MANY reporters dead via shoulder mounted videoc (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27838745)

Could be!
How about being shot to death by local police because they think it's a weapon? , Very possible in a big left wing liberal kook controlled city .

Re:MANY reporters dead via shoulder mounted videoc (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27839421)

The soldier or soldiers in question generally aren't prosecuted for it because it's insanely easy [technochitlins.com] to mistake a shoulder mounted cam for an anti tank weapon. That link is labeled wrong, but those are good pictures taken in excellent lighting conditions.

Why? (1)

powerlord (28156) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837567)

Why oh why would a photographer (excuse me, "Photo-Journalist"), want to be holding ANYTHING that looks remotely like a weapon, especially when in a War Zone?

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27837703)

It doesn't look like a weapon to me. It looks like a camera with a boat paddle attached to it. If a photographer were taking a picture of you, all that you'd notice would be the camera on the bipod.

Re:Why? (1)

Pinckney (1098477) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838471)

It doesn't look like a weapon to me. It looks like a camera with a boat paddle attached to it. If a photographer were taking a picture of you, all that you'd notice would be the camera on the bipod.

It probably won't be mistaken for a rifle, but it could easily be mistaken for a poorly conceived improvised grenade launcher. It has the same general form as several non-improvised models, including the China Lake NATIC [wikipedia.org] , M79 [world.guns.ru] , and HK69 [world.guns.ru] .

Award time (4, Funny)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837581)

Nikon D200

The "D" stands for "Darwin"

Please shoot me. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27837621)

What a great way to get yourself shot, and I'm not talking about the "mug" variety.

It's cute but, useless.... (1)

Itninja (937614) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837661)

Would not something like this [thinkgeek.com] or this [thinkgeek.com] be far more practical? Now if this camera actually looked like a gun that would be something.

Re:It's cute but, useless.... (1)

Niris (1443675) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837983)

*looks at the watch*
I've just found the next thing I'm going to have buyers remorse over.

Re:It's cute but, useless.... (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838237)

For values of "practical" that don't include needing more than crap resolution and horrible optics, sure(and there are many such values, cheap and horrible aren't what they used to be). Once you get beyond the ones who just buy DSLRs for the e-peen, though, you get to the people who actually need the performance. They are unlikely to find those satisfying.

In Soviet Russia... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27837667)

...the photos shoot you! ;-)

shot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27837735)

What do you get when you mount a Nikon D200 with a standard rifle stock?

Not a new idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27837801)

Popular Mechanics in the 60's had an article on how to build this kind of stock for your SLR (film) camera. It was considered a better way to get action and wildlife shots using a telephoto

Re:Not a new idea (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838415)

IIRC there was a front squeeze grip for focusing (this was well before autofocus caught on) and the rear one with the trigger operated the shutter.

What I want to see... (1)

Zaurus (674150) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837823)

What I'd like to see is the youtube video of someone pulling this out in a highschool sports game to take pictures of the game while standing right next to the local policeman...

Ooooo..an assault camera (2, Funny)

gringofrijolero (1489395) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837863)

Definitely causes much more widespread destruction than a rifle. Expect a prohibition against these things at any major event, except for licensed professionals of course.

max headroom (1)

arnodf (1310501) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837899)

good old max headroom. One of his colleagues had this.

Nothing new (1)

Forthan Red (820542) | more than 5 years ago | (#27837939)

These have been commercially available for decades. Why was this even posted? Slow news day?

Re:Nothing new (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838219)

I remember rifle stock style camera mounts from the late 70s for use with telephotos. This is the first time I've seen an actual rifle stock used; the ones from back then were made from pine and had a simple cable release "trigger". This one looks nicer, and a lot heavier.

in soviet russia cartoon rifles photograph you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27837947)

http://koldunov.ru/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/02_.gif

Details please (1)

amliebsch (724858) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838013)

Does it have select fire to switch between semi-automatic, full auto, or three round burst? What is the firing rate? Can it be field-stripped with a minimum of tools?

Re:Details please (1)

rcw-home (122017) | more than 5 years ago | (#27839175)

Does it have select fire to switch between semi-automatic, full auto, or three round burst?

It's not just field-strippable, it's field-scriptable [wikia.com] .

Old concept (2, Informative)

dmesg0 (1342071) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838029)

These things were mass-produced in Russia (and probably elsewhere) until very recently. Look here [zenitcamera.com] for an example.

Old idea (1)

vondo (303621) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838071)

This isn't exactly a revolutionary idea (no pun intended)

http://www.bushhawk.com/ [bushhawk.com]

of course, being designed for the purpose this will probably work better.

When assault cameras are outlawed... (1)

vanyel (28049) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838073)

...probably don't need to finish it...

Re:When assault cameras are outlawed... (1)

mdmkolbe (944892) | more than 5 years ago | (#27840123)

... only cameras will assault?

what else can we mount on gun handles? (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838151)

cell phone? look like your contemplating suicide all the time

laser pointer? really give your presentation that extra POW

pencil or pen? is it really mightier than the sword now?

the point is, there's many things you could put a gun handle on, and announce to the world "i lack the social skills to understand what makes people uncomfortable around me or i am an antisocial loner is actively trying to chase people away from me"

all at the same time making yourself 100x more vulnerable to getting shot by the police!

stupidest. most. useless. mod. ever.

Re:what else can we mount on gun handles? (2, Informative)

Unending (1164935) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838593)

I've never understood your antigun bigotry anyway, but in this case your just being silly.
People have been using stocks on cameras for somewhere around a century now, they aren't useless they are actually quite useful.
One area where they shine is if you are trying to do any sort of photography where you need to be able to take a steady shot of a subject that only holds still for a moment.

Best use for an SKS stock yet... (1)

fotbr (855184) | more than 5 years ago | (#27838401)

Although the combination of the SKS stock and the AR15 handgrip is odd, and wouldn't have been my first choice.

Of course, I'm not a particular fan of the SKS in general. Mine was accurate enough for power-plinking, but the stock just sucked.

Re:Best use for an SKS stock yet... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27840139)

It's actually an old Vz. 24 Mauser stock.

Re:Best use for an SKS stock yet... (1)

Cyrano4747 (978905) | more than 5 years ago | (#27840517)

Although the combination of the SKS stock and the AR15 handgrip is odd, and wouldn't have been my first choice.

I'm friends with the guy who put that together, and it's not an SKS stock. It's the rear half of a Czech Vz24 stock that he had left over after I had him cut the fore-end off to provide me with raw materials for a K98k stock restoration project I was working on.

20 Minutes Into the Future (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 5 years ago | (#27839063)

Max Headroom did it. Season 1, episode 5: "War" [imdb.com] had new staff reporter Janie Crane using an RR-7 camera gun. Camera lens was plugged into an interface at the end of the barrel, used for long-distance surveillance.

ahh right (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27839211)

Looks like a great way to get shot.

"What do you get?" (3, Funny)

kulakovich (580584) | more than 5 years ago | (#27839227)

"What do you get when you mount a Nikon D200 with a standard rifle stock?"

Shot.

kulakovich

Offtopic, but ... (1)

PPH (736903) | more than 5 years ago | (#27839903)

... some years ago, I was talking to one of those New York model types. She kept referring to 'head shots'. So I told her that the odds were better aiming for the center of mass.

Re:Offtopic, but ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27840883)

... some years ago, I was talking to one of those New York model types. She kept referring to 'head shots'. So I told her that the odds were better aiming for the center of mass.

Well given the extreme "heroin-chic" thinness that seems to be the preference in models these days, going for a headshot *is* aiming for the center of mass.

BFD... (1)

Deadstick (535032) | more than 5 years ago | (#27840291)

...I have one of those that I ordered from one of the New York camera dealers thirty-odd years ago. It's a nice way of holding a long lens steady. Unfortunately, these days it tends to scream "I'M A TERRORIST!!!", so I haven't used it in quite a while.

rj

That (0, Redundant)

BeanThere (28381) | more than 5 years ago | (#27840363)

has to be the stupidest thing I've ever seen.

More likely to go the other way (1)

DG (989) | more than 5 years ago | (#27840445)

All our main battle rifles have optical scopes on them, and many other nations are using optics or red-dots like the Aimpoint sights.

It is only a matter of time before someone integrates a cheap digital camera into those scopes that takes a picture every time the weapon is fired.

DG

Re:More likely to go the other way (1)

lwsimon (724555) | more than 5 years ago | (#27841453)

Make it a video camera, and it would be an excellent teaching aid for long-range shooting or competitive events like IPSC or IDPA.

Put one in a casing for a laser, or better yet, in the guide rod on a 1911, and you might have a valuable tool to be used in your defense in the case of a self-defense shooting....

Camera stock and rifle barrel (1)

Boawk (525582) | more than 5 years ago | (#27840831)

I've mounted the business end of a rifle to the body of my Nikon. It's pretty hard to hold and the recoil bruises my face where I look in the eyepiece but I'm the only one on my block with one!

If I had a nickel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27840891)

If I had a nickle everytime I've snuck into the house of someone who's owned one of one of these and masturbated on it...

Surely a finalist.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27841423)

... in the competition mentioned in the preceding article. This one has access to guns, so Google, I'd hurry.

bushhawk (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27841721)

I've used one of these for years. I find it more stable than a monopod and a lot easier to handle.

http://www.bushhawk.com/

I can easily use it with a Canon 500m F4 lense.

You can buy this already... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27841725)

check out http://www.bushhawk.com/ [bushhawk.com]

Well I love the idea (1)

pinkushun (1467193) | more than 5 years ago | (#27842541)

You can capture some killer action photos with it!

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