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Paparazzi-Proof LCD Glasses

Preventing flash blindness.
 
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These are a combination of a self-darkening welder's mask and the dark glasses so favoured by celebrities.

The lenses would normally be clear or very slightly tinted, but would darken in response to a camera flash.

Alx_xlA, Feb 06 2011

Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses http://hitchhikers....ensitive_Sunglasses
Good old Douglas A ... [8th of 7, Feb 06 2011]

More aggressive version http://www.timesonl.../article6841380.ece
Assuming, of course, that it's more than rumor. [mouseposture, Feb 06 2011]

Baked during the cold war http://www.usafals....LTZ Goggles/Cal.htm
Nuclear flash goggles [AntiQuark, Feb 07 2011]

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       Semi-Baked.   

       <link>
8th of 7, Feb 06 2011
  

       This is an excellent idea. And by "excellent" I mean "doomed to failure".   

       LCDs will take a good millisecond to respond, which is roughly the duration of the flash itself. You will therefore be dazzled immediately before being plunged into darkness.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 06 2011
  

       Ah, you've met Peter Mandelson, then ? The Albert Speer of the Brown administration ...
8th of 7, Feb 06 2011
  

       I prefer to say that Peter Mandelson has met me.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 06 2011
  

       We prefer to say, "Peter Mandelson ? Who ?"
8th of 7, Feb 06 2011
  

       //"Peter Mandelson ? Who ?"//   

       Yes, they've met me too.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 06 2011
  

       //LCDs will take a good millisecond to respond// There might be a way around that problem <link>
mouseposture, Feb 06 2011
  

       If some-one could just convince all camera and flash manufacturers to put a left-hand circularly-polarising filter on the front of their flashes, then the 'victims' of paparazzi only need to wear right-hand circularly-polarised glasses, and the problem is solved.
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 07 2011
  
      
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