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Old Jan 27, 2007, 1:13 AM   #1
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We have all heard of the famous Russian Fotosniper and maybe wondered how effective the principles might be. So I made a rifle stock type bracket and fitted it to my *ist DS, Tele Lentar 450mm f6.5 and Vivitar 2X teleconverter.





This is Cyril, simulating a fierce wild animal at about 25 metres! 100% crop f6.5x2, 1/180 second, "Fotosniper"





"Fotosniper" A simple aluminium bracket and an old pistol grip modified for electrical contacts. (Olympus c900 1.3 Mpixel point and shoot)
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 7:30 AM   #2
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I like that set-up. I always wanted the sniper set when I had a Zenit E, but the price was outside my pocket money. How easy is it to handle?


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looks good. i've got a grip just like that and i may try it on my 500.

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Darren, it is really easy to use and by some fluke I seem to have the proportions right for me! It feels quite natural. The Cyril shot was taken standing with the end of the lens lightly resting against a tree.



Roy, I needed all my cunning to make a two stage switch that the trigger would operate.
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This is my setup, and I used a remote switch for Pentax that I got from China on ebay that will focus with a touch and then fire the shutter when pushed all the way down. It will even lock the shutter open for time exposure.

Cost for the switch was about $15 including shipping!

Got the stock at a garage sale many years ago, but a friend of mine just cut the same shape out of wood, but an old tripod head on it and his works just fine.



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tom, thanks for posting this. i knew you used one but had not seen it. that looks like a lot of weight being supported by the body. i just can't understand why pentax did not put a mount on the lens.

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Roy,

The FA* 300 is fairly light, much lighter than my A* 300 was, so it doesn't put that much strain on the mount. The F* does have a tripod mount even though the lens is the same as the FA*.

The light weight is one reason the lens is so nice to use hand held.

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Thats a neat looking piece of equipment Tom but I doubt my workshop is ever going to produce anything as elegant as that! :-)

Yes, I made the two stage switch too, first pressure is focus, second pressure is shutter, it works a treat though the switch was not easy to make.




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"Wife, fetch me musket!"


lol

Interesting ideas here...I wonder if I can make something out of an old toy rifle my little brother used to play with...
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