"pointing directly at the sun is fine,
but pointing directly at the sun is fine and looking at the viewfinder for long is not fine."
So logically, since everyone already told you the former is fine, you were referring to the latter, namely " looking at the viewfinder for long is not fine". So my question was to you - would it not be logical not to stare though the viewfinder when your camera is pointing at the sun for too long too?
i 'burnt' a 550D sensor before. but that was after shooting 3hours+ of videos continuosly ( i switched the overheating protection off).
so your exposure has to be abt 3hrs
Keep the sun out of the frame
Keep the sun well out of the frame when shooting backlit subjects.
Sunlight focused into the camera when the sun is in or close to the frame
could cause a fire.
Nikon D4 User's Manual - Page xiii
My post was in relation to my 1st post. Say I was doing trial n error. Exposing for 20sec without a filter = grossly over exposed picture + possible burnt sensor? Same settings but with 10stop filter = over/under/perfectly exposed picture but no sensor burn.Originally Posted by Blur Shadow
Apologies for not phrasing my qn properly.
catchlights then kindly said that pointing the sensor directly at the sun would not be harmful. this would make his post number "2" i thus thanked him as this is a direct response to my statement.
how is this everyone? "telling me" ?
nitpicking on grammar and phrasing aside, it is of course not logical to stare through the viewfinder.
I did. Sensor burn. Didnt turn up much relevant stuff in the first few pages. So tot i'd post and see what feedback i can get.Originally Posted by Rashkae
Sorry, i didnt read abt the CS rule on search before u post....
Is there also a rule saying if you have nothing good to say, leave it to others who have?
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time lapse , as in a few hundreds frames in one sequence, noting happen to my camera, btw my camera are check regular by Nikon Service Center, they didn't find anything unusual to my camera.
anyway, this photographer should worry more about his eye sight than his camera from the way he shoots.
What a great thread.
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