Camera as Gun


"Smile for the camera, Officer-- Argh! Why'd you shoot me?!?"

Original article here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 04, 2012
     Category: Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries | Guns | Photography and Photographers | 1950s

OK sweetie, smile for the camera!
Harold, that's not the camera!!!
Posted by Baughbe on 02/04/12 at 05:29 PM
These gun stock mounts for cameras actually made good sense! I came close to buying one for my still camera work when shooting with long, long lenses. (opted for a tripod)

For the movie cameras they would have given the photographer a steadier platform to work from. Remember, back in the day, there was not "anti-shake" real-time video correction! What you shot was what you got and it was on film! No corrections there either!

But, yea, in this day and age I'd stay away from gun stock mounts like they were the plague!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/04/12 at 07:18 PM
Try traveling with that camera in your luggage today. :gulp:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/04/12 at 10:14 PM
In fact, when I went back I had 2 old box cameras (think old time news men) in a metal case in my luggage. The Italians went ballistic, drove me over to the other side of the airport to open my bag (couldn't do it themselves), asked me if there were any batteries involved (both were created long before batteries), I said "no" then closed up the bag and got driven back to the terminal.

When I got to Miami, they pulled me over for a quick scan. The old dude at the scanner passed me without a second glance. I asked him what he saw in my baggage. "Two old cameras" was all he said.

Go Figure!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/05/12 at 01:18 AM
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