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Does anyone remember the Photo sniper and would anyone Kobe brave enough to use one in this day and age?
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Yes i do and yes i would, you will never again have problems with people getting in shot when not wanted and if they did you could just bosh em over the head with it
It would certainly be 'interesting' to use one of these................ these days!
Yeah, I remember them. It seemed like a pretty good idea to me. I would have liked to have had the opportunity to try one out. As CB suggests, using one in public would be an act of lunacy these days.
I borrowed one of these from a friend in the 70's and it was great fun if not a bit heavy. I'm not sure I'd like to walk around a city centre with one these days though?
You can still get them apparently:
handled one as a part exchange in a store in 1988 would not have popped into London with it then let alone now
If Canon could make a digital version of the photosniper, I would be very happy. I did have one of the Zenith ones and totally loved it. Has anyone out there still got one complete and working.?
Yip got it at a carboot in the early 90's for 15 quid last used it about 6 months ago but I am carefull where I use it! Don't want a visit from the armed responce unit!
My first SLR was a Zenith, can't remember which model unfortunately, but used to drool over these in the adverts in Amateur Photographer, definitely not sure it would be a good idea now.
I seem to remember the Photosniper was designed for military use and that it's as tough as an AK47.
Didn't have a bayonet mount though, that come later!!!
Quote: If Canon could make a digital version of the photosniper
When the Photosniper was manufactured, it was the Ruskies who were getting shot at and blown to bits in Afghanistan. Now it's NATO forces.
I do remember them, but I have not seen one "live". I remember reading that the optic wasn't great. My dad's Zenit had a dinted/chipped lens at the edge, but the pictures didn't show a fault. I suspect that birdwatchers and secret police in Eastern Europe used it a lot, it would be interesting to see some of these pictures
I had one.
They were rubbish but they were different times. Most people my age and younger actually thought they were state of the art cool.
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