Before the Great American Eclipse swept across the United States last month, there were plenty of tutorials showing how you should photograph an eclipse. There were even warnings about pointing your camera directly at the sun, and how it could result in damage to your equipment.
Those warnings clearly didn't make a big enough impression. Some eclipse chasers were dead set on pointing their camera at the sun no matter what you said, Dad. Of course this happened. Some people didn't even heed advice about not staring at the sun with their own eyes.
To prove some people simply didn't believe the warnings, camera equipment rental company LensRentals shared images of rental equipment damaged by flippant eclipse photographers. A quick look at the partially disassembled Canon lens above shows the damage caused was less than subtle.