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Hi, 

i want to photograph someone wearing night vision kit.  My issue is I want to photograph it with the red leds showing on the front for dramatic effect, they come on when the kit is turned on.  The problem is that I am worried about using flash in case it “blows” the night vision tube.  I am going to try long exposure but the problem may be getting some one to sit perfectly still.  I do have a mannequin head, but it does not look so attractive. 

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If your worried - I would use an off camera flash - as long as the "flash" isn't  in the field of view of the night vision sensor, it will be fine.

In fact - I wouldn't expect any damage to a modern sensor. They should cope with headlights in a black scene for example.

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16 minutes ago, Jools Devon said:

If your worried - I would use an off camera flash - as long as the "flash" isn't  in the field of view of the night vision sensor, it will be fine.

In fact - I wouldn't expect any damage to a modern sensor. They should cope with headlights in a black scene for example.

Jools, thanks.  I was going to use a grided off camera flash, but the kit is quite old, gen 1.  I was surprised it still worked...,

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