This photographer gives a whole new meaning to “shooting birds”

Jan 10, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This photographer gives a whole new meaning to “shooting birds”

Jan 10, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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A video of a photographer shooting birds with a rifle has gone viral over the past few days. But before you get shocked: no, he’s not using an actual rifle. He attached his camera onto one of those rare rifle-like accessories, and he seems to be entertaining everyone who sees him.

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The video was posted on Reddit and sparked plenty of humorous comments. I’m not sure where the photographer is from, but I wonder how his accessory would be accepted in the USA. I mean, it happened that even tripods get confused for guns. Also, I wonder how he would explain it to airport security.

Joke aside, the camera rifle is something we have seen before. Novoflex 600mm f/8 is a “bazooka lens” with a rifle-like attachment. Another example is Fotosnaiper Zenit FS-12 Lens MC Tair-3S 4.5/300mm, which has the same type of stabilization. There’s also Leica’s camera rifle prototype, which was expected to reach up for $400,000 at an auction.

It seems that the rifle-like accessory of this photographer is none of the above, but it looks like a DIY version (which makes it even cooler, in my opinion). I think he uses a Sony mirrorless camera, could be an A6500. Too bad it’s not a Canon, it would leave room for some puns, for sure.

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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28 responses to “This photographer gives a whole new meaning to “shooting birds””

  1. Filip Lomstar Łomnicki Avatar
    Filip Lomstar Łomnicki

    Zenit made it years ago ;)

  2. Rafał Chojnacki Avatar
    Rafał Chojnacki
    1. Wim van der Geest Avatar
      Wim van der Geest

      I was thinking of exactly this one as well

    2. Collin McLaren Avatar
      Collin McLaren

      Rafał Chojnacki about to say. It’s on my wishlist

  3. Michael Estwik Avatar
    Michael Estwik

    ” Too bad it’s not a Canon, it would leave room for some puns, for sure.” ?

    1. Dunja Djudjic Avatar
      Dunja Djudjic

      Can(n)on? :)

    2. Michael Estwik Avatar
      Michael Estwik

      I know.

  4. Martin Proffitt Avatar
    Martin Proffitt

    Canon version: https://www.instagram.com/p/sz1ZOxrMhP – this was a modified Zenit PhotoSniper mount and lens. Holding the trigger ran continuous shooting.

    The downside to this is that it’s a heavy lens. You need a steady hand or good support to use it well.

  5. Micke Holmgren Avatar
    Micke Holmgren

    seen it in ads in photo magazines during the 80’s possiibly even the 90’s

  6. Robert E Lee Avatar
    Robert E Lee

    I’m surprised someone hasn’t tried to ban it because it has a pistol grip.

    1. rifki syahputra Avatar
      rifki syahputra

      just wait until everyone offended… soon

  7. John Desouza Avatar
    John Desouza

    Try traveling with this gear on the plane.
    You will be on the hit list

  8. Sasha Volnikov Avatar
    Sasha Volnikov

    i live next to an airport, if ill build a rig like this and go photograph airplanes, boy i will get shot down so fast

  9. Michelle Stevens Avatar
    Michelle Stevens

    They still make similar designs.

  10. Chongo Yu Avatar
    Chongo Yu

    Jose Ramirez assault style shooting

  11. Chongo Yu Avatar
    Chongo Yu

    Is this California approved. Lol

  12. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
    Timo Jaakob Chvátal

    why yall freakin bout a camera rifle, it was a thing in 50s or something, it just helps you to stabilize the shot without using a tripod

    1. david carnes Avatar
      david carnes

      I know, right? It looks nothing like a gun, really.

    2. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      Rene Schottelndreier aye man who is you do i know you

    3. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      Rene Schottelndreier cuz you look familiar

    4. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      Rene Schottelndreier maaan

    5. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      Rene Schottelndreier yea cuz i was a freakin cop you idiot

    6. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      n you didnt wanna pull over

    7. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      no he was a fuckin sheriff

    8. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      my legz hurt

    9. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      smuggle what? explosives in a cigarette box?

    10. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      dude thats not how law enforcement works… not on goas

    11. Timo Jaakob Chvátal Avatar
      Timo Jaakob Chvátal

      we dont care bout this stuff here