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I'd seen the videos about this,. but I think this is the first POTN member to have this happen to them.

I'm sticking this thread with an edited WARNING title..

Sorry about your camera. I hope it can be repaired.

Sep 12, 2010 10:52

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Good idea, but I'm not sure whether using liveview or not would make a difference, I guess the safe thing is, just don't shoot ore record a movie during a laser light show.

Sep 12, 2010 11:01

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^ Live view or video does make a difference for the sensor is constantly exposed to the lasers.

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I don't know. I still wouldn't want to chance a "cool" shot of the laser as it hits the sensor.

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I have plenty of shots of the lasers, I was using both my 1d mk3 and the 1ds mk3 during the job. both with live view when needed. I thinks its just that direct hit at the sensor that did it. like a dead nuts shot right into the camera fro the laser where its 100% of the light focussed just gave the sensor a coronary

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I read in my manual that, the curtains or sheets on the 5d2 sensor and/or the sheets over the sensor would be damaged if lasers hit them. bummer.

Sep 12, 2010 23:03

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This is why I refuse to get any good video of GI Joe and Cobra when they skirmish around my neighborhood.

As an aside, this obviously extends to any type of camera including iPhones and point and shoots I'm imagining?

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Get out your film cameras for the laser shows I guess!

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hpulley wrote in post #10902840external link
Get out your film cameras for the laser shows I guess!

I don't know about you, but I don't want to be staring through a lens at a laser pointed straight at my eye regardless of whether it's a film or digital back.

Sep 13, 2010 19:36

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Man, this is just crazy stuff... I had no idea that light shows could destroy camera sensors...

Sep 13, 2010 19:38

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It's interesting to me to see this because I've been around many video shoots where lasers were in use and I can't recall ever seeing any kind of burn in or damage to CCD television cameras.

(Tube Cameras, however, would have been destroyed!)

Sep 13, 2010 19:50

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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #10894357external link
I'm sticking this thread with an edited WARNING title..

I saw this when it got posted but skipped over it. When I came back and saw it's title changed and it was a sticky I read it. Thank you.

OP, sucks about your camera. Hope it's not too expensive. I think you mentioned you were working at the time. You might contact who you were working for about some kind of warning to other photogs that those spray lasers may damage cameras.

I think the odds of having one of those roaming lasers do that kind of damage is less, but still it's a problem for photogs trying to work.

Thanks for the heads up.

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TheBurningCrown wrote in post #10902875external link
I don't know about you, but I don't want to be staring through a lens at a laser pointed straight at my eye regardless of whether it's a film or digital back.

Hyperfocal, don't look...

Sep 13, 2010 21:09

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This scares me, especially when I've done shots like this....

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Was there not a requirement that any lasers used in shows not be aimed at a level where they can make contact with the eyes of the crowd attending the event ?
Lasers vary in intesity and while most are harmless with limited contact others are not so I wonder what standard is used with this equipent to determine which may be harmful and others not ? You would think a licensing requirement or some sort of control be in place with the use of laser lighting to prevent any potential harm to those attending shows .
You would think if a laser can damage a camera sensor what is it doing to the eyes ????

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