lens brace name??

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Marcus, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    I saw someone using a lens brace that was like a rifle stock that screwed
    into the lens tripod mount and could be braced against the shoulder. I'm
    trying to find it on the B&H site, but I don't know the correct name. Help,
    please. Thanks.

    Mark
     
    Marcus, Mar 7, 2007
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  2. It's called an Uzi.







    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Mar 7, 2007
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  3. Used to be called a rifle-grip; also shoulder-brace
     
    Gautam Majumdar, Mar 7, 2007
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  4. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Thanks, but I still can't find what I'm looking for. Maybe they aren't made
    anymore?? Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

    Mark
     
    Marcus, Mar 7, 2007
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  5. Marcus

    Dave Guest

    Dave, Mar 7, 2007
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  6. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Thanks, Dave, but I saw that and it's not what I want. It was like a rifle
    stock with a male tripod mount on the top to attach the lens and a female
    tripod mount on the bottom to attach to a monopod if desired. It also
    originally came with a shutter release cable (for a film camera) mounted to
    a trigger, which the guy had disconnected. He had bought it a long time ago,
    but I didn't think to ask him exactly what it was - it looked so handy that
    I assumed I could easily find one.

    Mark
     
    Marcus, Mar 7, 2007
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  7. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Found it http://www.bushhawk.com/

    Mark
     
    Marcus, Mar 7, 2007
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  8. Something like this?

    http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/fs12/

    http://www.digisniper.com/2007/02/13/sniper-bracket-for-slr-cameras-zenit-photosniper-fs-122-camera/

    http://search.ebay.com/ws/search/Sa...7&nojspr=y&pfid=0&fsop=1&fsoo=1&fcl=3&frpp=50
     
    Philip Bailey, Mar 7, 2007
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  9. Marcus

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    [ ... ]
    Maybe the appearance tends to attract too much Homeland Security
    attention these days. I would be very nervous about using a support for
    my camera which made it look (even somewhat -- from a distance) like a
    weapon.

    Of course -- this can depend on where you are "shooting".

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, Mar 7, 2007
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  10. Marcus

    THO Guest

    One travel book I read suggested painting them yellow to avoid suspicion
    while traveling in foreign countries.
     
    THO, Mar 8, 2007
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  11. Marcus

    Jim Guest

    These were a lot more popular back when long focal length lenses were
    LONG. That is not telephoto which properly describes a long lens with
    multiple elements that is physical shorter than the focal length. In
    the not to distant past, long focus and telephoto lenses were slow, ie
    4.5 or smaller. Film speeds were also slower, so there was no such
    thing as "hand holding" some of the beomouths. You either used a
    rifile mount or a tripod. With faster lenses, shorter smaller and
    lighter lense and now IS, VR and other shake reduction mechanism the
    need for rifle mounts has alll but disapperaed. Back in the 70's you
    got a lot of attention using one of these. In this day and age, I
    suspect you will get even more and much of it unwanted

    A company called NovaFlex used to make one, but it may have been
    specific for their lenses. I don't know.


    Good luck.
     
    Jim, Mar 8, 2007
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  12. Marcus

    Ken Lucke Guest

    Bushmaster.

    --
    You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
    reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
    the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for
    independence.
    -- Charles A. Beard
     
    Ken Lucke, Mar 8, 2007
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  13. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Bushhawk. Bushmaster is a poisonous snake. And I think it is also a firearms
    company.

    Mark
     
    Marcus, Mar 8, 2007
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  14. Marcus

    Ken Lucke Guest


    Ack, you're right! Makes AR-15's (among others), IIRC. Well, I was
    close :^)

    --
    You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
    reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
    the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for
    independence.
    -- Charles A. Beard
     
    Ken Lucke, Mar 8, 2007
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  15. Marcus

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    [ ... ]

    [ ... ]
    The maker of the AR-15 was Armalite, IIRC. And it may still
    be, or someone else may have taken over production. I believe that they
    were the same company who first made the M-16 for the military.

    Bushmaster is a *model* of weapon, not a maker, I think.

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, Mar 9, 2007
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  16. Marcus

    Ken Lucke Guest

    Originally, yes. Then Colt.
    And Bushmaster:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushmaster_Firearms_International,_LLC

    See also:

    http://bushmaster.com/
    Yes (Armalite was).
    Nope.

    --
    You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
    reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
    the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for
    independence.
    -- Charles A. Beard
     
    Ken Lucke, Mar 9, 2007
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  17. Marcus

    Bill Funk Guest

    Armalite and Colt made/make the AR-15; Bushmaster makes a variant of
    the AR-15 design called the Carbon 15, as well as parts and
    accessories for the AR-15.

    Anyone remember back to when the first M-16s issued were labeled
    AR-15?

    --
    The New York Times reported
    Barack Obama made investments
    in companies owned by his
    campaign donors, then tried
    to help them with legislation.
    He says he didn't know he owned
    their stock. Scooter Libby
    watched his performance and
    gave it a seven.
     
    Bill Funk, Mar 9, 2007
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  18. Marcus

    D-Mac Guest

    : : > On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 17:04:43 +0000, Marcus wrote:
    : >
    : >> I saw someone using a lens brace that was like a rifle stock that
    : >> screwed into the lens tripod mount and could be braced against the
    : >> shoulder. I'm trying to find it on the B&H site, but I don't know the
    : >> correct name. Help, please. Thanks.
    : >
    : > Used to be called a rifle-grip; also shoulder-brace
    : >
    : > --
    : > gautam
    :
    : Thanks, but I still can't find what I'm looking for. Maybe they aren't
    made
    : anymore?? Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
    :
    : Mark
    :
    :
    Russian. Made by Zenit. It comes with the most shocking example of a lens
    ever invented, called a "photosniper" There's one advertised on eBay right
    now:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150098744917&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:11
    watch the wrap of the link, eh?

    Douglas
     
    D-Mac, Mar 9, 2007
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