I’ve seen eBay ads and web sites referring Photosniper as a spy camera. If a spy wants to draw as much attention as possible, the Photosniper is a weapon of choice. Jokes aside, the Photosniper is one of the most amazing products of Soviet photo industry.
As many other things in a government run society, Photosniper production was a political decision.
The idea was, that instead of hunting and killing, people will choose wildlife
photography as an alternative. This was in line with the general Party idea
– to develop all the people’s dormant creativity. I can’t tell whether this
worked or not, but the Photosniper was very hard to find, and yet I’ve never
seen one being actually used as intende