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Old 03-17-2015, 11:56 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by KevinM View Post

I've been tempted to try night flash photography, but the stories that I hear from pilot colleagues about being flashed with laser pointers and other devices during the critical minute or two before landing just leave me concerned about putting train crews in a similar position.
I just don't know how that is physically possible. Yeah, I hear the stories, but I'm still very skeptical. Anyone who has ever used a big zoom lens knows how just a fraction of movement on the camera lens can mean a difference of several feet on the subject. How anyone can hold a lazer pointer and aim that tight beam thousands of feet without a huge range of movement on the subject (a moving subject at that!) is beyond me. Not to mention, it's not just a moving subject, but also a VERY tiny target (an eyeball). I just don't buy it.
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