Thursday, November 12, 2009
So I was cruisin' the Internetz and I saw an anime picture of a girl holding what appeared to be a large camera mounted on a rifle stock, like she was "shooting" with it. I thought it was a cool picture, especially because of the writing "ФОТОСНАЙПЕР FS-122" next to the girl. I was intrigued, so I Googled "Фотоснайпер," and then "Photosniper." I never found the origin or reason for the picture, but apparently, the фотоснайпер is a real camera. According to http://www.pimall.com/nais/photosniper.html :
"This long range telephoto camera was used by the KGB to take photos of people going in and out of American Embassies in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. It was called the Photosniper because of the stock on the camera which could be pointed like a rifle. After the collapse of the USSR, these units were imported to the USA for a time. They are now hard to find."
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