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Zenith Photosniper

kenskinn 11 75 England
17 Feb 2013 1:05PM
Does anyone remember the Photo sniper and would anyone Kobe brave enough to use one in this day and age?

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AlexandraSD 6 759 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 1:42PM
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 Smile
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
17 Feb 2013 1:46PM
It would certainly be 'interesting' to use one of these................ these days! Grin


spaceman 14 5.3k 3 Wales
17 Feb 2013 1:50PM
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.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 2:34PM
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? Smile

You can still get them apparently:

hornchurch 7 108
17 Feb 2013 2:51PM
handled one as a part exchange in a store in 1988 would not have popped into London with it then let alone now Wink
17 Feb 2013 2:53PM
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.?
yashicaboy 6 26 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 3:39PM
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!
searlem 11 38 1 England
17 Feb 2013 5:33PM
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.
thewilliam 9 6.1k
17 Feb 2013 11:19PM
I seem to remember the Photosniper was designed for military use and that it's as tough as an AK47.
Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 11:30PM
Didn't have a bayonet mount though, that come later!!!

Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
18 Feb 2013 1:35AM

Quote:If Canon could make a digital version of the photosniper

thewilliam 9 6.1k
18 Feb 2013 10:28AM
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.
pablophotographer 6 935 334
21 Feb 2013 2:19PM
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
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
21 Feb 2013 5:42PM
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. Blush

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