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Knapweed
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I just saw this in the News. Protestors killing a drone with laser pointers. I thought it interesting enough to share:


11-15 10:45
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Hello and good day Knapweed. Thank you for sharing this video with us today. Let us all be responsible drone pilots and please stay safe always.
11-15 10:50
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hallmark007
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R.I.P. The Drone ......
11-15 10:51
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Knapweed
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DJI Stephen Posted at 11-15 10:50
Hello and good day Knapweed. Thank you for sharing this video with us today. Let us all be responsible drone pilots and please stay safe always.

For sure. I posted it because we could be on the receiving end of laser pointers and, in daylight, we probably couldn't even see it happening until it blew the camera sensor out. I'm not trying to scaremonger but we have to be more careful now than we have ever been. As the man said, 'Some people just like to watch the world burn.'
11-15 13:28
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Deano76
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What size laser pointers did they have, I’ve never seen anything like that here in Australia
11-15 13:34
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Knapweed Posted at 11-15 13:28
For sure. I posted it because we could be on the receiving end of laser pointers and, in daylight, we probably couldn't even see it happening until it blew the camera sensor out. I'm not trying to scaremonger but we have to be more careful now than we have ever been. As the man said, 'Some people just like to watch the world burn.'

Likely won't blow drone's camera sensor out.  However, even "eye safe" lasers can damage camera sensors.
Chances are you won't see damage done by laser(s) while flying.  You will likely see damage done during reviewing of photos and videos taken at time and from then on.

11-15 13:35
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HedgeTrimmer
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For those doubting damage that can be done to a digital Camera's sensor, see following article and picture.


Photographer Forced to Spend Hours Photoshopping Lines From Wedding Photos, Issues Warning That Lasers Can Ruin Sensors




Worth noting these were lasers required not to harm human eyes!



11-15 13:38
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1Eagle
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This thread is on the Phantom page.

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... D559%26typeid%3D559

11-15 13:40
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Knapweed
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 11-15 13:38
For those doubting damage that can be done to a digital Camera's sensor, see following article and picture.

Ouch! Great find, I hadn't even considered the effect of laser show reflections and I doubt I would have been smart enough to figure out what had happened from the ensuing photographs.  Thanks for the heads up.
11-15 13:47
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Deano76 Posted at 11-15 13:34
What size laser pointers did they have, I’ve never seen anything like that here in Australia

lol there's a lot you don't get to see down under.  i have a whole collection of lasers.  the drone was only one of their targets:

11-15 14:02
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 11-15 13:38
For those doubting damage that can be done to a digital Camera's sensor, see following article and picture.

Thanks for posting this. I had no idea a camera sensor would die from a laser but i do now!
11-15 14:24
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Knapweed Posted at 11-15 13:28
For sure. I posted it because we could be on the receiving end of laser pointers and, in daylight, we probably couldn't even see it happening until it blew the camera sensor out. I'm not trying to scaremonger but we have to be more careful now than we have ever been. As the man said, 'Some people just like to watch the world burn.'

You are definitely correct Knapweed and thank you for the additional information you have shared. It is always great to educate everyone on the pros and cons with regards to this matter. Thank you for your support.
11-16 10:44
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