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Using Binoculars as a lens.

Dingers

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Hey all,

I was wondering, is it a wise idea to use Binoculars as a lens to put a laser through?

Will this harm the binoculars in any way?

Thanks,
Dingers
 

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Yes,  it will ruin the binoculars instantaneously, don't do it!   The glass lenses on binoculars are neither flexible nor self healing, so when the laser impacts the glass, it will shatter!  I repeat, SHATTER!  Or at the very least, scratch, it.


Now, on the other hand,  laser BEAMS are ok.  Beams should pass right through.   That's my guess anyway.


:eek:


TS
 

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Techstuf said:
Yes,  it will ruin the binoculars instantaneously, don't do it!   The glass lenses on binoculars are neither flexible nor self healing, so when the laser impacts the glass, it will shatter!  I repeat, SHATTER!  Or at the very least, scratch, it.


Now, on the other hand,  laser BEAMS are ok.  Beams should pass right through.   That's my guess anyway.
TS
Haha, I had to read it twice before I knew where you were talking about. ;D
 

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You can use them as beam expanders to get better divergence or for long distance burning :p
 




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