Another example of how dangerous lasers can be for your HDSLR sensor!

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Last year, we posted about how dangerous lasers can be (see post) for your HDSLR sensor and now, there are other examples popping up on youtube. So this is just a reminder of how dangerous they can be – just in case you didn't know!

It isn't a problem taking video of a laser show that is pointed away from the camera, but if the laser has any chance of pointing directly into your lens, just say no!


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Another sample

Сrash matix Canon 7D – The laser has burned a matrix (Leona Avrelina & Syntheticsax)

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Another Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) example:

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Comments

  1. I believe this isn’t covered by warranty but maybe one can fix this using AE’s wireremoval plugin or even better Nuke X rotopaint of witeremoval plugin included in furnance core so you can at least still use it for videos

  2. Around 1970, I photographed lasers in the physics department at the University of Maryland. I made the mistake of looking directly into a laser through the camera lens. Although the focusing screen was between me and the laser light, I nevertheless burned a “floater” into the goo the eyeball is filled with. It was small, and not visible unless I closed the other eye, but it was there for more than 20 years.

    PS: This edit box stinks.

  3. To William: Oh my god. thank you for post this. Now I know the dangerous of laser.

  4. The only filter that would work would be a high-Q dichroic filter at exactly the laser wavelength — which would render the laser effects essentially invisible. Got a thousand dollars (or so)?

    When making stills, there’s also the possibility of damaging the autofocus sensors. But I don’t know how susceptible they are.

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