Professional equipment is not allowed in malls?

Started Oct 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
RhysM Senior Member • Posts: 2,212
Re: Not allowed to use flash makes perfect sense!

Mike_PEAT wrote:

Jim Cassatt wrote:

A guard came up to me and said flash was not allowed because it might cause damage to the artwork.

A flash emits the full spectrum, infrared through ultraviolet.

You might think, "what damage can one flash do?" Maybe not one, but if EVERYBODY was allowed, then definitely.

Also you're disturbing the other patrons! If only the idiots at a sporting event can be educated!

There was an experiment done, forget where, but they subjected various artwork to something like 10,000 flashes from a hot shoe mounted flashgun and analysed the paintings afterwards with all sorts of fancy gadgets and meters and found there was no evidence of any degradation.

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