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    Default Re: What lens is the US Sniper Team using?

    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    These are not snipers lah. Kevlar helmet, no ghilly suit, these are infantry soldiers. 2nd and 3rd pic shows m16 carbine. A sniper would be using a scope. White lens is a definite no-no, not even camoflaged, that's unprofessional.
    whether a sniper uses a ghillie suite or not depends on the mission. most snipers wear jungle cap instead of a helmet instead. a sniper/his spotter carries a carbine for defensive purposes should an enemy appear in close vicinity and spots them. also, it is possible to mount a scope on a M16/M4 FYI.
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    White Lens gonna be sniped by others instead. Even scope reflection for a sniper gun will give their position from a far away position, not to mention a white lens with such a big front element.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JinnyLim View Post
    White Lens gonna be sniped by others instead. Even scope reflection for a sniper gun will give their position from a far away position, not to mention a white lens with such a big front element.
    obviously they only use their cameras for recce missions, and not in missions where they are expecting enemy snipers
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    whether a sniper uses a ghillie suite or not depends on the mission. most snipers wear jungle cap instead of a helmet instead. a sniper/his spotter carries a carbine for defensive purposes should an enemy appear in close vicinity and spots them. also, it is possible to mount a scope on a M16/M4 FYI.
    just like the Philippines sniper that headshot the ex-policeman who held the HK tourists as hostage.

    he was using carbine mounted with scope and he was naked without ghillie suite.


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    anyone who been thru sniper course will know this photograph is fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai View Post
    just like the Philippines sniper that headshot the ex-policeman who held the HK tourists as hostage.

    he was using carbine mounted with scope and he was naked without ghillie suite.

    the shooter looks.....nude
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    Quote Originally Posted by JinnyLim View Post
    White Lens gonna be sniped by others instead. Even scope reflection for a sniper gun will give their position from a far away position, not to mention a white lens with such a big front element.
    talk about being tactical, the mirror slap going to give away the location too.

    IMO, carrying a big DSLR to outfield is not practical lah

    even though i am a canon die-hard fans, i will suggest micro 4/3 system (smaller/lighter) or mirrorless system for quiet operation.

    I dont see the reason of using full frame body when the recce will want as much zoom as possible (advantage of 4/3) to get a clear view of the target without getting too close.

    When I was still a NSF, we tried to carry a Nikon D1 (or was that Canon D2000?) with a super tele zoom lens to go out outfield. That's because those are the only choice >10 years ago. I still remember loading the pic to the rugged laptop and transmit the image back to HQ via signal set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Shouldn't the white lens be 'Gaffed' Black ??
    If you gaff it black the lens is going to overheat

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    Default Re: What lens is the US Sniper Team using?

    Quote Originally Posted by neech7 View Post
    If you gaff it black the lens is going to overheat
    nonsense.
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    Default Re: What lens is the US Sniper Team using?

    Wah, I thought u're talking about this lens




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    Wah so many sniper-trained pple here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    the shooter looks.....nude
    Weather was hot and humid??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenscapes View Post
    Wah so many sniper-trained pple here..
    Haha last time shoot to kill, now kill to shoot

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    anyone who been through army know that the pics are fake... -.-

    bag pack dont have camo netting -.-

    we dont wear helmets.. its supposed to be net behind the bag pack -.-
    no matter how much i try to learn... i am still a noob...

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    nonsense.
    My sarcasm (as indicated by ) is directed at Canon marketing for saying they paint their L teles white for better heat dissipation.

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    Default Re: What lens is the US Sniper Team using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenscapes View Post
    Wah so many sniper-trained pple here..
    hmm..who else?

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    Default Re: What lens is the US Sniper Team using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wai View Post
    hmm..who else?
    can reveal meh?
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    Default Re: What lens is the US Sniper Team using?

    just watched the program. camera is a canon 30D
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    just watched the program. camera is a canon 30D

    So they are real snipers and not Canon's commercial actors??

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozentomtom View Post
    So they are real snipers and not Canon's commercial actors??
    so if the camera is a nikon, you're going to ask if they are real snipers and not nikon's commercial actors?
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