Last week, photo and story of a melted NASA camera went viral. Most of us believed that it happened because the camera was too close to the launch pad. However, in a recent article, NASA explains what really happened to Bill Ingalls’ Canon camera. As it turns out – it was actually one of the furthest cameras from the pad.
This is what happens when your camera is too close to a rocket launch pad
Photographing a rocket launch can be very unfriendly to your camera, as we have seen before. But today, a post on my Facebook feed appeared and I saw just how bad it can get. NASA photographer Bill Ingalls was photographing a rocket launch on 22 May 2018 and he shared the photos of his poor camera after it. It’s completely melted, but hey – at least he saved some of the photos.
This is what a rocket launch does to a camera from 45 meters away
Have you ever wondered what a rocket launch can do to a camera? A young photographer John Kraus recently showed us what happens when you shoot rocket launch from 45 yards distance.
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