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Roman Abramovich Eclipse Has Antiphoto Laser Shiel  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

hmmm... I wonder if the man will bring his new toy to the Monaco Yacht Show this week?
http://www.monacoyachtshow.com/index.shtml

The Eclipse will attempt to repel paparazzi with a laser system that is said to "detect CCDs" (we suspect they mean it detects the autofocus light), and responds with an intense beam of light that precludes unwanted photography.

From The Sunday Times
September 20, 2009
Roman Abramovich zaps snappers with laser shield
...
Mindful of a rise in piracy on the high seas, the yacht has a hull and windows capable of withstanding a missile attack and a mini-submarine for emergencies. Once it leaves the Blohm + Voss German shipyard, it will be fitted with a missile defence system in France.
...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6841380.ece

 Yeah sure  Wow!


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2711 times:



Quote:
Abramovich already owns the world’s biggest private jet, a Boeing 767 nicknamed “the Bandit”

Bigger than an A340 or 747... I think not!  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13765 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
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Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
Bigger than an A340 or 747... I think not!

Not sure if those count since they're technically owned by the state, not a private individual.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20362 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2637 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):

The Eclipse will attempt to repel paparazzi with a laser system that is said to "detect CCDs" (we suspect they mean it detects the autofocus light), and responds with an intense beam of light that precludes unwanted photography.

You know, I seem to remember a saying:

"If you build a better mousetrap, someone will build a better mouse."

Perhaps this has some relevance?


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2590 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):
You know, I seem to remember a saying:

"If you build a better mousetrap, someone will build a better mouse."

Even funnier, you will solve the problem with a worse mousetrap. CCDs are only present in digital cameras, so all the paparazzi need to do is go back to film (if someone is still making it, that is).



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2586 times:



Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 2):

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
Bigger than an A340 or 747... I think not!

Not sure if those count since they're technically owned by the state, not a private individual.

Where does Waleed-bin-Talal's jet fit in the state/private debate?



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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 5):
Where does Waleed-bin-Talal's jet fit in the state/private debate?

I understand his B747 flies under the Saudi royalty colors, so that is state. However, Guiness certifies it as the largest private jet in the world.

His A380 is not yet flying, and I expect Abramovich to have an A380 at near the same time.

[Edited 2009-09-22 18:59:29]

User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2520 times:



Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 2):
Not sure if those count since they're technically owned by the state, not a private individual.

The Fry's 747SP is not state owned, unless we aren't counting corporations either.



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

I just don't get this, or someone's spinning something. In daylight the autofocus is by contrast of the image and the camera doesn't emit anything. Any autofocus light is for objects fairly close to the camera, in the dark, and is red and is easily visible in low light. I can't see any pap standing in the trees with a red light giving the game away.

And you can use manual focus anyway.

So unless Roman Abramovich is planning to fire laser beams into the camera, in which case he may be guilty of blinding photographers, I can't see how this'll work.... whatever "this" is.



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User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1143 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2438 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 4):
CCDs are only present in digital cameras, so all the paparazzi need to do is go back to film (if someone is still making it, that is).

And in any case, most professional cameras use a CMOS sensor anyway, not a CCD...

Could this 'laser shield', if it exists, cause people eye damage...



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User currently offlineFca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2426 times:



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 9):
And in any case, most professional cameras use a CMOS sensor anyway, not a CCD...

Could this 'laser shield', if it exists, cause people eye damage..

If it makes the rich buy things they don't need then so be it Big grin well at least if they are too obsessed with having so much money and having the best of everything without thinking....then maybe thats good for the ship builders and keeps the economy going I guess Big grin
I wonder if they can invent a special lense on the camera...  Smile

I'm going to be a pap and just draw a pic of them on paper instead Big grin


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2329 times:



Quoting Fca767 (Reply 10):
I'm going to be a pap and just draw a pic of them on paper instead

This is a really good idea! I will have to do my own Eclipse when they come to Monaco. There is no way their laser beams are going to nag me.  laughing 

Talking about mega-rich people's toys I happened to spot the Phocea yesterday at Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. This mega-sailing yacht is owned by Mouna Ayoub, ex-wife of Saudi billionaire Nacer Al Rashid, permanent resident in Monaco, personal friend and financier of Saudi King Fahd Ben Abdel Aziz Al-Saoud.



Nacer Al Rashid has got his own mega-yacht the Lady Moura which moored in Monaco a great most of the year.

http://yachts.monacoeye.com/yachtsbysize/pages/ladymoura01.html

 Yeah sure



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User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2495 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2325 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
hmmm... I wonder if the man will bring his new toy to the Monaco Yacht Show this week?
http://www.monacoyachtshow.com/index.shtml

The Eclipse will attempt to repel paparazzi with a laser system that is said to "detect CCDs" (we suspect they mean it detects the autofocus light), and responds with an intense beam of light that precludes unwanted photography.

From The Sunday Times
September 20, 2009
Roman Abramovich zaps snappers with laser shield
...
Mindful of a rise in piracy on the high seas, the yacht has a hull and windows capable of withstanding a missile attack and a mini-submarine for emergencies. Once it leaves the Blohm + Voss German shipyard, it will be fitted with a missile defence system in France.
...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6841380.ece

Good for Roman, I'd be more concerned with piracy than paparazzi if he sails into the Indian Ocean. His yacht may be long but it sure is ugly. Looks like a mini cruise ship really. For the piracy problem I'd just have 2 50-caliber machine guns on deck and a ~40-knot top speed would be useful.

Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 6):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 5):
Where does Waleed-bin-Talal's jet fit in the state/private debate?

I understand his B747 flies under the Saudi royalty colors, so that is state. However, Guiness certifies it as the largest private jet in the world.

This is a private aircraft not a state aircraft. The insignia are that of his own company, the Kingdom Holding Company not the KSA flag. Al-Waleed bin-Talal al-Saud is not a member of the ruling elite of KSA (nor was his father who was a bit of a black sheep). House of Saud has ~7000 members, only a handful of the older brothers actually rule.



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