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Eclipse fallout

Zach Sutton has pictures of Rental Camera Gear Destroyed by the Solar Eclipse of 2017

With all of our rentals leading up to this event, we 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.

But despite our warnings, we still expected gear to come back damaged and destroyed. And as evidence to our past posts of broken gear being disassembled and repaired, we figured you’d all want to see some of the gear that we got back and hear what went wrong.

amazing what can happen when the sun gets focused through a lens …

The most common problem we’ve encountered with damage done by the eclipse was sensors being destroyed by the heat. 

But mirrors and lens iris’s also suffered. Go check out the pictures!