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Old Nov 3, 2006, 9:08 PM   #1
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I want to warn you all to never photograph a laser lightshow with your digital cameras. I did it, because I doubted there would be any risks doing it... And I only just realised that there are now several hot pixels on the chip (5 pretty obvious and another 6 that are not that annoying, but also visible if known).

I will try and send it in for repair and hope they won't be mean to me. I think there is nothing written about not to do this in the manual, is it?

Now I will have take a pause from photographing for some weeks , I guess.

Keep an eye on such extreme lights in order to save your camera from harm :!:


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Old Nov 3, 2006, 9:25 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info...donna
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Old Nov 3, 2006, 11:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Pit. I would never have thought of that.

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I understand you were pointing the laser towards your camera lens... (?)
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Old Nov 4, 2006, 2:38 PM   #5
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I understand you were pointing the laser towards your camera lens... (?)
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Old Nov 5, 2006, 3:30 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear that, but thanks a lot for the warning !! :-?
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Old Nov 5, 2006, 1:15 PM   #7
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sorry about your camera
sorta interesting phenomena
among the whatifs, what if a security camera could be so disabled?

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 6:54 PM   #8
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were you shooting the laser projector itself or
the light show it produced?
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Old Nov 6, 2006, 5:20 AM   #9
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See for yourself: http://www.leberwurstsaft.de/gallery...?g2_itemId=841 (pages 3 to 5)
Normally those laser shows ain't projected right into the audience, but they did. It was a blast to watch and nice to shoot. But I would've never thought it might destroy sensor pixels.

Meanwhile I've heard of some guy who also attended the show and is supersensitive for such laser light (which obviously also hit the eyes of the people that stood in its way). He could barely manage it, closed his eyes throughout the show to keep problems down to a minimum.
I didn't recognize any problems with my own eyes watching it. But my camera did.
So I repeat, only do this with analog cameras, which can't be harmed by extreme light.

Today I will visit the local Panasonic service centre to bring it in for repair, I will tell you how the story ends as soon as it does.

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Old Nov 6, 2006, 6:04 AM   #10
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surely that infringes some sort of law
perhaps they are liable
and your photos are then evidence

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