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09-06-2011, 02:41 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Caution: your camera maybe ruined by a laser

Just came across a case of a fella whose sensor was ruined by a laser, so thought it worthwhile posting, as a warning for those unaware of this like myself. Bottom line, in case you didn't know, lasers (ie rock concerts) can ruin your camera. Links:

This can't be happening :(
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Good job on the heads-up. I personally don't go to big rock shows so my risk factor is pretty low, but a lot of other folks do. You may have just saved someone's camera! This post should be sticky-fied.

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Interesting link.

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WARNING: DO NOT LOOK INTO LASER WITH REMAINING EYE works for cameras too.

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Forget the camera, I'd be worried about my eyes if the event is scanning the crowd with lasers.
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What's with Russians and lasers - Roman Abramovich zaps snappers with laser shield - Times Online
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Guess those paparazzi's will have to go back to using film
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Guess those paparazzi's will have to go back to using film
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Wow, thanks for the links!
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Interesting read. The funny thing is that I use a green laser pointer to look through the elements of a lens for fungus or large dust spots when I first receive it. (Camera detached of course.)

If you decide to give that a try, do be careful, and all the elements reflect the laser. You can see the points that are being reflected off of as little spots, so if you don't cross the streams, you wont get an eyefull.
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don't cross the streams
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