Feel the burn! See the cameras and lenses that got torched by the Solar Eclipse
A couple of weeks back, in the lead-up to the Northern Hemisphere Solar Eclipse, we shared a story about the dangers of directly photographing the sun with a digital camera.
Clearly, the warning went unheeded by at least a few photographers as you can see from the images published below.
The photos were published by US gear-hire company Lensrentals yesterday, which warned everyone "to view the event with appropriate eyewear and to attach a solar filter to the end of their lenses to protect the lens elements and camera sensor."
Well, they tried! While Lensrentals says most of their gear came back in tact after the eclipse, they still had their fair share of melted sensors, shutters, mirrors and aperture blades.