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by Jens Peermann on Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:34 pm
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Here is an alternative:
A great photograph is absorbed by the eyes and stored in the heart.


by E.J. Peiker on Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:27 pm
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In the USA, that would likely get you shot by law enforcement at some point...

by Tim Zurowski on Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:32 pm
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Jens Peermann wrote:

Those have been around for decades!

by Richard B. on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:09 pm
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Tim's right! I remember seeing these shoulder stocks back in the sixties in Pop Photo. Jason O'dell has a new design for one although I haven't seen any recent emails on it. And it looks a little less like a weapon. I wonder if the gadget makes more sense now that we can shoot digital at high iso's? They probably didn't work real well for Kodachrome asa (iso) 25. Something else to schlep around in the field?


by Jeff Pearl on Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:02 am
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I wouldn't take that to Washington DC to photograph monuments.

by Richard B. on Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:28 am
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Put a long lens on it and try to photograph monuments from a distance. ; )

That would probably draw more attention.

In the sixties you would only get in trouble if you tried to use it on a beach! IIRC, there was even a PopPhoto mirrored gadget for the end of your lens that let you photograph at a ninety degree angle so your intended target was not obvious. Have no idea if any of these things actually worked or not.

by photoman4343 on Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:18 pm
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Jason O'Dells product is called BIF Bulls Eye. I call it an updated shoulder stock.


There is a Ytube video on it too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYxrkcUmOFU

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by Mark Boranyak on Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:00 am
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In about an hour or so my wife and I will head off on an organized birding field trip here in Tucson. I can almost count on seeing a retired MD showing up with something similar to that using a Canon 7DMKII and a Tamron 150-600mm lens.

I agree with E.J. though, I would be extra careful showing up with one of these in a lot of places.

by goldingd on Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:52 pm
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And a product I have, Bushhawk

An old vid: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AZvtk0-yO_c

I suspect it is no longer in production

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