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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.
Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses
Good old Douglas A ... [8th of 7, Feb 06 2011]
More aggressive version
Assuming, of course, that it's more than rumor. [mouseposture, Feb 06 2011]
Baked during the cold war
Nuclear flash goggles [AntiQuark, Feb 07 2011]
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||This is an excellent idea. And by "excellent" I mean "doomed
||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.
||Ah, you've met Peter Mandelson, then ? The Albert
Speer of the Brown administration ...
||I prefer to say that Peter Mandelson has met me.
||We prefer to say, "Peter Mandelson ? Who ?"
||//"Peter Mandelson ? Who ?"//
||//LCDs will take a good millisecond to respond// There
might be a way around that problem <link>
||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.