Do laser lightings in clubs affect a DSLR?


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Fridge

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I do lots of clubbing photography for JUICE magazine taking crowd shots and ambient shots using my trusty F707, but recently thinking of upgrading to a DSLR (D70 nikon). Anyway just heard from a friend that the laser lighting in clubs may adversely affect a DSLR light sensor and metering system... Is this true? any experts care to comment on this?
 

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no. it doesn't at all. dun worry.

u've been shooting with ur F707 and nothing happens to the shots u took.
so what makes u think that the DSLR's sensor chips and such will malfunction under such condition? it won't.

get ur DSLR and be happy with the resultant shots...
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PLRBEAR said:
The F707 is already a DSLR...just one that has a permanently mounted lens. That's all.
No, the F707 is NOT a DSLR with a permanently mounted lens. For a camera to qualify as a SLR, there must be some sort of reflex mechanism in the camera.

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if the lasers indoors can affect anything, your retinas/corneas (name all the anatomical names) will be affected first. then who'd care about a camera? ;)
 

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if the lasers indoors can affect anything, your retinas/corneas (name all the anatomical names) will be affected first. then who'd care about a camera? ;)

Thing is u would not deliberately stare into a laser light, but with a camera, there will be instances where the CCD might be left on to capture a image for some time. The laser might just hit the CCD directly (especially with those revolving types) and damage the CCD. U might just damage certain spots with a direct hit? Not sure what those laser power output is like but even a small laser pointer can cause permanent eye damage if your retina takes a direct hit.
 

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do navigate your browser to http://www.frontallabs.com/

go to events or gallery --> Sublime – Minds Amaze @ Mad Monks

photos within were taken by me and sgstealth using:

me: D100 + 12-24DX + SB80DX
sgstealth: D60 + 17-35L + 550EX

i was shooting mostly in manual mode at 1/20 F4 and flash in D-TTL. can't remember what sgstealth was using though.
 

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desmondwong said:
do navigate your browser to http://www.frontallabs.com/

go to events or gallery --> Sublime – Minds Amaze @ Mad Monks

photos within were taken by me and sgstealth using:

me: D100 + 12-24DX + SB80DX
sgstealth: D60 + 17-35L + 550EX

i was shooting mostly in manual mode at 1/20 F4 and flash in D-TTL. can't remember what sgstealth was using though.
ok... what are you both doing there taking photos?
 

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