Can Laser light damage the sensor?

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Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby Saul G » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:05 am

Hi Phase One

I'm interested in using a Class 2 laser in some creative still life work but am worried the laser light could damage the sensor.
Although I wouldn't want to use the laser pointing directly at the camera the subject matter does have highly polished surfaces.
Please can you advise?

Back in use would be either H25 or P30+


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Re: Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby Saul G » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:48 am

Anyone??
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Re: Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby gusferlizi » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:39 am

I don't know but suspect that brief exposure to scattered low power lasers could be fine.

Certainly something that I wouldn't play with in long static exposures.
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Re: Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby Ian3 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:40 am

Does the information here help? http://www.laserpointersafety.com/ilda-camera-info.html

(Google is terribly useful!)

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Re: Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby Saul G » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:32 pm

Ian3 wrote:Does the information here help? http://www.laserpointersafety.com/ilda-camera-info.html

(Google is terribly useful!)

Ian


Hi Ian

Perfect thanks :)

Just what I wanted to Know: Avoid beams which are coming straight into your lens (or bounced off a mirror or other reflective surface and then into your lens). The damage potential is much greater when the entire beam power enters the camera lens.
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Re: Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby pawl_s » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:44 pm

Don't know about Phase One backs, but the usual sensors are sensitive to laser beams. There are a lot of videos like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzyKLoEDb64
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Re: Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby Saul G » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:31 am

pawl_s wrote:Don't know about Phase One backs, but the usual sensors are sensitive to laser beams. There are a lot of videos like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzyKLoEDb64


Thanks, think I'll forget the idea! lol
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Re: Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby NNN637031328160248871 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:44 pm

According to the laser class definitions here: https://pointerclicker.com/what-is-a-class-3-laser-pointer/.
That's gonna be a bad idea to use a class 2 laser because it actually can damage your sensors. :lol:
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Re: Can Laser light damage the sensor?

Postby NN637069127941088650UL » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:45 am

NNN637031328160248871 wrote:According to the laser class definitions here: https://pointerclicker.com/what-is-a-class-3-laser-pointer/myprepaidbalance
That's gonna be a bad idea to use a class 2 laser because it actually can damage your sensors. :lol:


Avoid beams which are coming straight into your lens (or bounced off a mirror or other reflective surface and then into your lens). The damage potential is much greater when the entire beam power enters the camera lens.
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