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.
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.